- 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 syndriÄ¡ (â€œseparate, single; sundry, various, distinct; special, private, peculiar, exceptional, particular; characteristic; (distributive) one eachâ€), from sundor (â€œasunder, apart, separatelyâ€), equivalent to sunder +â€Ž -y. Cognate with Low German sunderig (â€œsingle, specialâ€), Middle High German sunderig (â€œseparate, special, privateâ€), Swedish sÃ¶ndrig (â€œbroken, tatteredâ€).