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Meaning of ODDITY

Pronunciation:  '√Ęditee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
  2. [n]  a strange attitude or habit
  3. [n]  eccentricity that is not easily explained

ODDITY is a 6 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: crotchet, curio, curiosity, oddment, oddness, peculiarity, queerness, quirk, quirkiness, rarity
 See Also: collector's item, eccentricity, piece de resistance, showpiece, strangeness, stuff, sundries, sundry, unfamiliarity, whatchamacallit, whatsis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Odd"i*ty\, n.; pl. {Oddities}.
1. The quality or state of being odd; singularity; queerness;
   peculiarity; as, oddity of dress, manners, and the like.

         That infinitude of oddities in him.   --Sterne.

2. That which is odd; as, a collection of oddities.

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