Odd Fellow

noun

Definition of Odd Fellow

: a member of a major benevolent and fraternal order

First Known Use of Odd Fellow

1789, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Odd Fellow

Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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The first known use of Odd Fellow was in 1789

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“Odd Fellow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Odd%20Fellow. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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