Other forms: oddments

Oddments are leftover bits or pieces of something larger. Those fabric scraps you're stitching together into a quilt are oddments.

You might refer to oddments as "odds and ends," or "remnants." After constructing a desk out of pine, you might use the oddments to make a wooden picture frame. And once you're finished cutting out biscuits, don't throw away the oddments of dough — you can bake those too!This noun can also be used for quirky collectibles, like the oddments your grandparents keep in their china cabinet.

Definitions of oddment
  1. noun
    a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
    synonyms: end, remainder, remnant
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    fag end
    the frayed end of a length of cloth or rope
    type of:
    piece of cloth, piece of material
    a separate part consisting of fabric
  2. noun
    something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
    synonyms: curio, curiosity, oddity, peculiarity, rarity
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    bric-a-brac, knickknack, knickknackery, nicknack, whatnot
    miscellaneous curios
    collectable, collectible
    things considered to be worth collecting (not necessarily valuable or antique)
    collector's item, piece de resistance, showpiece
    the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
    chachka, tchotchke, tsatske, tshatshke
    (Yiddish) an inexpensive showy trinket
    (plural) rare collector's items
    type of:
    object, physical object
    a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
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