[od-muh nt] /ˈɒd mənt/

an article, bit, remnant, or the like.
an article belonging to a broken or incomplete set.
Printing. any individual portion of a book excluding the text, as the frontispiece or index.
(often pl) an odd piece or thing; leftover
(pl) (NZ) pieces of wool, such as belly wool or neck wool, removed from a fleece and sold separately

1780, a hybrid with a Latin suffix on a Germanic word, from odd (q.v.), on model of fragments. Related: Oddment.


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