Etymology
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oddity (n.)

1713, "odd characteristic or trait," a hybrid from odd + -ity. Meaning "odd person" is recorded by 1748; that of "something old or peculiar" is by 1834.

updated on August 14, 2019

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Definitions of oddity from WordNet

oddity (n.)
eccentricity that is not easily explained;
Synonyms: oddness
oddity (n.)
a strange attitude or habit;
Synonyms: queerness / quirk / quirkiness / crotchet
oddity (n.)
something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting;
Synonyms: curio / curiosity / oddment / peculiarity / rarity
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