oddity


oddity

noun, plural odd·i·ties for 1, 3.

  1. an odd or remarkably unusual person, thing, or event.
  2. the quality of being odd; singularity, strangeness, or eccentricity.
  3. an odd characteristic or trait; peculiarity.

noun plural -ties

  1. an odd person or thing
  2. an odd quality or characteristic
  3. the condition of being odd

n.1713, “odd characteristic or trait,” a hybrid from odd + -ity. Meaning “odd person” is first recorded 1748.

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