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oddity

noun odd·i·ty \ˈä-də-tē\

: a strange or unusual person or thing

: the quality or state of being strange or unusual

plural odd·i·ties

Full Definition of ODDITY

1
:  an odd person, thing, event, or trait
2
:  the quality or state of being odd
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Examples of ODDITY

  1. Her shyness makes her a bit of an oddity in the business world.
  2. The zoo has such oddities as anteaters and platypuses.

First Known Use of ODDITY

1713
ODDITY Defined for Kids

oddity

noun odd·i·ty \ˈä-də-tē\
plural odd·i·ties

Definition of ODDITY for Kids

1
:  something strange <The zoo has oddities such as platypuses.>
2
:  the quality or state of being strange <We laughed at the oddity of the situation.>

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