plural noun
sun·​dries | \ ˈsən-drēz How to pronounce sundries (audio) \

Definition of sundries

: miscellaneous small articles, details, or items Beyond the shelves of sundries is a large storage room set up for indoor dining, with picnic tables covered by green checkered oilcloth.— Jane Stern and Michael Stern … the owners or managers of a dozen or so shops along the broad main street, which sold … an astonishing assortment of sundries.— Robert Shaplen There were pushcarts that displayed cheap housedresses and underwear, and others that sold housewares, knives and forks, plates and sundries.— Harold Robbins — compare sundry entry 2

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Examples of sundries in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ballerina Farm brand, which includes an e-commerce site that sells meat as well as sundries like cute sweatshirts. Rory Satran, WSJ, 23 Aug. 2021 The idea was to evolve their previous business — a mobile CBD business called Sweet Grass NOLA — by adding coffee, smoothies, fresh to-go foods, and sundries. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, 16 Aug. 2021 The Golden Gate Mercantile, an heirloom general store, sells old fashioned sundries, hats and candies. San Francisco Chronicle, 1 July 2021 Alvarez, and incense from Noah Marion, the leather goods and sundries brand. Jancee Dunn, Travel + Leisure, 16 May 2021 Many consumers are doing more of their spending digitally on everyday purchases like groceries or sundries. Bill Hardekopf, Forbes, 7 May 2021 Courant Catch 3 Qi-Certified Premium Wireless Charger Station for $131.25 with on-page coupon (Save $43.75): This wireless charger station can help organize your iPhone and sundries and keep your batteries topped off without cumbersome wires. Mark Brezinski, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2020 In addition, a box will be available on site for collection of new clothing and sundries for holiday gifts for veterans., 29 Oct. 2020 To make their stays more bearable, many show up with cleaning products and other sundries in their luggage. Chong Koh Ping, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of sundries

1711, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sundries

sundry entry 1

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The first known use of sundries was in 1711

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“Sundries.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sundries

: various small things that are not mentioned specifically


noun plural
sun·​dries | \ ˈsən-drēz How to pronounce sundries (audio) \

Kids Definition of sundries

: various small articles or items

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