Definition of oddity
1 : an odd person, thing, event, or trait
2 : the quality or state of being odd
Examples of oddity in a sentence
Her shyness makes her a bit of an oddity in the business world.
The zoo has such oddities as anteaters and platypuses.
First Known Use of oddity
ODDITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oddity for English Language Learners
: a strange or unusual person or thing
: the quality or state of being strange or unusual
ODDITY Defined for Kids
Definition of oddity for Students
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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