the odd man/one out

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the odd man/one out

: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

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

  2. : left over after others are paired or grouped

  3. : separated from a set or series

man play
  1. : an individual human

  2. : a man belonging to a particular category (as by birth, residence, membership, or occupation)

  3. : husband

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

  2. : to station members of a ship's crew at

  3. : to serve in the force or complement of

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

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

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

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

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

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

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats


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