various or diverse: sundry persons.
all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry.

before 900; Middle English; Old English syndrig private, separate, equivalent to syndr- (mutated form of sundor asunder) + -ig -y1; akin to sunder

sundrily, adverb
sundriness, noun Unabridged


plural noun
sundry things or items, especially small, miscellaneous items of little value. Compare notion ( def 6 ).

1805–15; noun plural use of sundry Unabridged
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sundry (ˈsʌndrɪ)
1.  several or various; miscellaneous
2.  all and sundry all the various people, individually and collectively
n , -dries
3.  (plural) miscellaneous unspecified items
4.  (Austral) cricket also called: extra a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye
[Old English syndrig separate; related to Old High German suntarīg; see sunder, -y1]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. syndrig "separate, apart, special," related to sundor "separately" (see sunder). Phrase all and sundry first recorded 1389; sundries "odds and ends" is first found 1755.
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see all and sundry.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
It will be wide open for all and sundry to come along and enjoy it.
And made sundry other arrangements, much to my satisfaction.
And there is that centipede crawling into her hair, along with various and
  sundry other big bugs crawling all over her.
Facilities include a sundry shop, laundry room, indoor heated swimming pool and
  exercise room.
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