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."
Popularity Over Time
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.