oddment

noun
odd·​ment | \ ˈäd-mənt How to pronounce oddment (audio) \

Definition of oddment

1a : something left over : remnant
b oddments plural : odds and ends
2 : something odd : oddity

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Examples of oddment in a Sentence

the fabric store sells oddments left over from cutting one of those medical oddments that has perplexed and intrigued generations of medical historians
Recent Examples on the Web Grace Rivera for The New York Times Like some kind of industrious magpie, the designer Anna Sui has spent decades assiduously gathering up shiny oddments from the pop culture landscape and shaping them into a singular career in fashion design. New York Times, "Anna Sui, Fashion’s Favorite Daughter, Gets Her Day in the Sun," 3 Oct. 2019 At its core, the brand utilizes oddments from fashion’s past to call out the industry’s eco-problem. Teen Vogue, "Meet Femail Forever, the Brand Changing the Fashion Industry via Snail Mail," 10 Sep. 2019 Anyone can buy beans from Rancho Gordo, but the Bean Club—which sends members six rare varieties and a few other oddments, like blue hominy, every three months—closed its rolls last year. Junot Díaz, The New Yorker, "The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans," 17 Apr. 2018 Tall conical hats, wire wands and pseudo-scientific oddments sprout from their heads. Julia Couzens, sacbee, "What matters in sculpture? What you see or what you sense within it?," 18 May 2015 The reason for the feverish activity and reappearance of missing oddments is a short walk from our house: the raging Boise River. Tim Woodward, idahostatesman, "Our disaster-prone columnist lives near the raging Boise River. This might not end well.," 19 May 2017 The furniture and other oddments pretty much filled the storage space. Tim Woodward, idahostatesman, "A disaster avoided, a home improved, a neighborhood enriched in Boise," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of oddment

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Oddment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oddment. Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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