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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Germanic, 1780s


Remnants or parts of something, typically left over from a larger piece or set.

Examples of Oddments in a sentence

"The dress was layered with colorful oddments."

"Denise collected oddments from different china sets to build her own collection."

About Oddments

This word is a hybrid with a Latin suffix on the Germanic word “odd.” It stems from the Old Norse “oddi,” meaning "third or additional number."

Did you Know?

In the online role-playing game RuneScape, “oddments” are currency obtained from the game’s Treasure Hunter that can be used in the Marketplace or stored in a currency pouch. Every time a Treasure Hunter chest is opened, there are oddments inside — little scraps that can be traded for better prizes. The amount depends on the rarity of the prize.

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