oddity

oddity

[od-i-tee]
noun, plural oddities 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.

Origin:
1705–15; odd + -ity


1. rarity, curiosity, wonder.
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oddity (ˈɒdɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  an odd person or thing
2.  an odd quality or characteristic
3.  the condition of being odd

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oddity
1713, "odd characteristic or trait," from odd + -ity. Meaning "odd person" is first recorded 1748.
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