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 This meant that Highsmith was the odd man out against the Magic. Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald, 7 Feb. 2024 With Disney’s scale, Netflix taking off like a rocket ship, WBD’s finances improving and NBCUniversal benefiting from Comcast’s fire hose of cash, Paramount seems to be the odd man out, with analysts concerned about its debt and its ability to continue growing. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Jan. 2024 The odd man out is Brenden Jaimes, a fifth-round pick in 2021. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2023 But even aside from that, Fallon, despite the Strike Force’s five-way jollity, seems like the group’s distractible odd man out. Sarah Larson, The New Yorker, 29 Sep. 2023 There’s also the possibility that Trammell, last season’s minutes leader, is perfectly healthy for the rest of the season, Byrd stops coughing it up and Davis is the odd man out. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2023 Jefferson was the odd man out in a receiver corps that includes Kupp, rookie Puka Nacua and third-year pro Tutu Atwell. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 13 Oct. 2023 That appears to leave Lance – the third overall pick of the 2021 draft, a selection that cost Shanahan and GM John Lynch three first-rounders to acquire – as the odd man out, even if the organization continues to have a certain belief and affinity for the 23-year-old North Dakota State product. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 24 Aug. 2023 On Sunday, however, Jefferson was the odd man out in a 23-14 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Sofi Stadium. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of odd man out was in 1873

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“Odd man out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odd%20man%20out. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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