odd (adj.) Old form(s): od , odde
eccentric, peculiar, unusual
LLL V.i.13[Holofernes to Nathaniel, of Armado] He is too picked, too spruce, too affected, too odd
TC IV.v.41[Cressida to Menelaus] You are an odd man [pun: 40, 42, opposite of even]
TS III.i.79[Bianca to Hortensio as Licio, of his idiosyncratic musical scale] I am not so nice / To change true rules for odd inventions
TS III.ii.69[Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista, of Petruchio's outfit] 'Tis some odd humour pricks him to this fashion
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