odds and ends

plural noun

Definition of odds and ends

  1. 1a :  miscellaneous articlesb :  miscellaneous small matters (as of business) to be attended to

  2. 2 :  miscellaneous remnants or leftovers <odds and ends of food>

Examples of odds and ends in a sentence

  1. <she's always searching among the odds and ends in the drawer for some tool that she needs>

  2. <almost all of the piece of leather will be needed for upholstering the chair, so just throw away any odds and ends>

1761

First Known Use of odds and ends

1761


ODDS AND ENDS Defined for English Language Learners

odds and ends

plural noun

Definition of odds and ends for English Language Learners

  • : different kinds of things that are usually small and unimportant


ODDS AND ENDS Defined for Kids

odds and ends

noun plural

Definition of odds and ends for Students

  1. :  things left over :  miscellaneous things



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