- The definition of sundry refers to a collection of miscellaneous things.
An example of sundry is when you have a chest full of jewelry and a collection of other little trinkets.
Origin of sundryMiddle English sundri ; from Old English syndrig, separate ; from sundor, apart: see sunder and amp; -y
Origin of sundryMiddle English sundri, from Old English syndrig, separate.
- all and sundry
- various and sundry
From Middle English sundry, sondry, sindry, from Old English syndriġ (“separate, single; sundry, various, distinct; special, private, peculiar, exceptional, particular; characteristic; (distributive) one each”), from sundor (“asunder, apart, separately”), equivalent to sunder + -y. Cognate with Low German sunderig (“single, special”), Middle High German sunderig (“separate, special, private”), Swedish söndrig (“broken, tattered”).