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odds and ends

noun plural

Simple Definition of odds and ends

  • : different kinds of things that are usually small and unimportant

Full Definition of odds and ends

  1. 1 a :  miscellaneous articles b :  miscellaneous small matters (as of business) to be attended to

  2. 2 :  miscellaneous remnants or leftovers <odds and ends of food>

Examples of odds and ends

  1. <she's always searching among the odds and ends in the drawer for some tool that she needs>

  2. <almost all of the piece of leather will be needed for upholstering the chair, so just throw away any odds and ends>



Circa 1746

First Known Use of odds and ends

circa 1746

Rhymes with odds and ends


ODDS AND ENDS Defined for Kids

odds and ends

noun plural

Definition of odds and ends

  1. :  things left over :  miscellaneous things





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