Definition of oddment in English:



  • A remnant or part of something, typically left over from a larger piece or set.

    ‘a quilt made from oddments of silk’
    • ‘Kat'd brought along some of the jerky, oddments from the previous day's meals, and bottles of water for lunch.’
    • ‘But beyond the collection of curiosities and oddments, nothing extensive or substantive remains from what he said.’
    • ‘But what might have been a fascinating exhibition was just an interesting collection of oddments.’
    • ‘As a result, they insert oddments and stray cartoons almost randomly between the announced programming.’
    • ‘He smiled and went to fetch oddments for other patrons.’
    • ‘The turf is usually littered with oddments of paper.’
    • ‘St. Conleth's Day Care Centre is looking for oddments or surplus wool and knitting needles.’
    • ‘In it, I correct him about a 1964 Marvel oddment and prove that there's nothing too trivial for some of us comic buffs.’
    • ‘They contained substantial amounts of sand and mud, in addition to encrusting calcareous algae and other oddments.’
    • ‘This one contains old TV pilots, trailers and oddments but no movies.’
    • ‘You would be hard-pressed to come up with a more heterogeneous collection of oddments.’
    • ‘The Taj Mahahl is made of treated pine, chicken wire, second hand corrugated iron and various off cuts and oddments of wood.’
    • ‘‘We are very religious,’ he said as he folded his threadbare deckchair and prepared to carry away their bulging bag of oddments.’
    • ‘The Whites did disinter some oddments, but these did not make satisfactory relics.’
    • ‘These shelves held torches, candles, flint, a few swords, and other oddments that could prove useful.’
    • ‘The town dump was situated there, and all sorts of oddments, like old bicycle frames could be found there.’
    • ‘There are map and bottle holders, pockets on the backs of the front seats, a sunglasses holder and oddments boxes in the centre console.’
    • ‘Inside the room were supplies, blankets, water, and a few other oddments.’
    scraps, remnants, odds and ends, bits, pieces, bits and pieces, bits and bobs, leftovers, fragments, snippets, offcuts, ends, shreds, slivers, stubs, tail ends
    odds and ends, bits and pieces, bits and bobs, stuff, paraphernalia, things, miscellanea, bric-a-brac, sundries, knick-knacks, souvenirs, keepsakes, mementoes, lumber, flotsam and jetsam
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