odd fellow

odd fel·low
O o


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [od fel-oh]
    • /ɒd ˈfɛl oʊ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [od fel-oh]
    • /ɒd ˈfɛl oʊ/

Definitions of odd fellow words

  • noun odd fellow a member of a social and benevolent society that originated in England in the 18th century. 1
  • noun odd fellow eccentric man 1
  • noun odd fellow member: fraternal society 1
  • noun odd fellow a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, a fraternal and benevolent secret society founded in England in the 18th cent. 0

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Origin of odd fellow

First appearance:

before 1785
One of the 44% newest English words
First recorded in 1785-95

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Parts of speech for Odd fellow


odd fellow popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

odd fellow usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for odd fellow

noun odd fellow

  • oddball — a person or thing that is atypical, bizarre, eccentric, or nonconforming, especially one having beliefs that are unusual but harmless.

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