miscellaneous items, matters, etc.
fragments; remnants; scraps; bits.
miscellaneous items or articles
A miscellany of leftovers, outsizes, scraps, unmatched bits, etc (mid-1700s+)
Miscellaneous items, fragments and remnants, as in I’ve finished putting everything away, except for a few odds and ends. This expression may have originated as odd ends in the mid-1500s, meaning “short leftovers of some material” (such as lumber or cloth). It had acquired its present form and meaning by the mid-1700s.
- Odds and sods
plural noun 1. (Brit, informal) miscellaneous people or things
[odz-bod-i-kinz] /ɒdzˈbɒd ɪ kɪnz/ interjection, Archaic. 1. . [odz-bod-i-kinz] /ɒdzˈbɒd ɪ kɪnz/ interjection, Archaic. 1. .
[od-sahyd] /ˈɒdˌsaɪd/ noun, Metallurgy. 1. a temporary support for a pattern below the joint of a mold, used while the mold is being made.
[odz-mey-ker] /ˈɒdzˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. a person who calculates or predicts the outcome of a contest, as in sports or politics, and sets betting .