odd man out

noun

Definition of odd man out

: a person who differs from the other members of a group

Examples of odd man out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web E-Trade could be the odd man out in a game of merger musical chairs. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Charles Schwab agrees to buy TD Ameritrade for $26 billion," 25 Nov. 2019 The odd man out on the back line could be Tommy Smith, who had his team option declined last week. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "Rapids acquire USMNT defender, deal to keep Lalas Abubakar," 20 Nov. 2019 His father, who had probably never opened a book that wasn’t about food, was the odd man out in his own home. Adam Shatz, The New Yorker, "My Life as a Child Chef," 18 Nov. 2019 There were always going to be odd men out after the Browns traded for Olivier Vernon and paid Sheldon Richardson to pair with Larry Ogunjobi and Myles Garrett. Dan Labbe, cleveland, "The Genard Avery trade is a disappointment for all involved," 28 Oct. 2019 Dahlstrom, 24, battled Slater Koekkoek for a roster spot during training camp but ended up being the odd man out. Jimmy Greenfield, chicagotribune.com, "Blackhawks lose defenseman Carl Dahlstrom to the Jets on waiver claim," 1 Oct. 2019 That leaves true freshman Jermaine Brown Jr., Rashad Mosley and Larry Wooden as the odd men out. Evan Dudley, al, "5 takeaways from UAB’s loss to Western Kentucky," 30 Sep. 2019 The apparent odd man out with the season opener rapidly approaching, Rask declined to comment on Friday, choosing not to speak about his shaky play throughout the preseason. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Victor Rask is odd-man out of Wild lineup, and doesn’t want to talk about it," 27 Sep. 2019 With Marquise Goodwin locked into his role, Deebo Samuel once again outplaying everyone and Trent Taylor close to returning, Pettis is starting to look like the odd man out. Tony Holm, USA TODAY, "Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers: How high can Lamar Jackson's value go?," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of odd man out

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Odd man out.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odd%20man%20out. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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