Definition of odd or even in English:

odd or even

(also evens and odds, odds and evens, odd and even, odds or evens)


  • Any of various games, usually played by children, especially a guessing game involving a random number of objects concealed in a player's hand. Now chiefly archaic, US, and British regional.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Heywood (c1573–1641), playwright and poet.