- Seldom is defined as something that occurs rarely or not very often.
An example of seldom is when you go on vacation every five years.
seldom definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English selden ; from Old English seldan, strange, rare, akin to German selten ; from Germanic base an unverified form selda- ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European an unverified form selo-: see self
- seldomness noun
seldom definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old English seldum, alteration of seldan.
- selˈdom·ness noun