Definition of


  1. (noun, attribute) eccentricity that is not easily explained
  2. (noun, attribute) a strange attitude or habit
  3. (noun, artifact) something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting

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Origin of the word Oddity

  1. 1713, "odd characteristic or trait," from odd + -ity. Meaning "odd person" is first recorded 1748. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Oddity

o.d., o.e.d., oat, oath, od, odd, ode, odo, oed, ootid, otho, otho i, otididae, oto, otoe, ottawa, otto i, out, out to, outdated, outdo, outwit

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