the odd man/one out

Definition of the odd man/one out

  1. :  the person or thing that is different from the other members of a group It looks like he's the odd one out on this particular issue. All my college friends have gotten married. I'm the odd man out.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  being without a corresponding (see corresponding 1) mate

    :  left over after others are paired or grouped

    :  separated from a set or series

  1. :  an individual human

    :  an adult male human

    :  husband

  1. :  to supply with people (as for service)

    :  to station members of a ship's crew at

    :  to serve in the force or complement of

  1. : manual

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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