Definition of odd job in English:

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odd job


(usually odd jobs)
A casual or isolated piece of work, especially one of a routine domestic or manual nature: he takes odd jobs, but nothing that would lead to a career
More example sentences
  • Cutting lawns, keeping an eye on people's properties when they go away, doing odd jobs and fixing things are all part of his daily routine.
  • Then there are the usual housewifely chores - planning the menu, getting odd jobs done around the house.
  • But she had to rely on income gained from doing all kinds of odd jobs.



Example sentences
  • After leaving Spain during the rise of fascism and odd-jobbing around the American studio system, Buñuel alighted in Mexico in 1949 and stayed.
  • Were you even aware that that was his last job, or that he was currently unemployed, odd-jobbing as a scout?
  • Welsh left school with few qualifications and entered an odd-jobbing life washing dishes and working as a TV repairman.

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