"odd" (n.) (O.E.D.)

A. 9 a. Of persons, their actions, etc.: strange in behaviour or appearance; peculiar; eccentric; unexpected.

1811 J. Austen Sense & Sensibility II. iii. 38 If they got tired of me, they might talk to one another, and laugh at my odd ways behind my back.
1841 R. W. Emerson Ess. 1st Ser. i. 24 The advancing man..finds that the poet was no odd fellow who described strange and impossible situations.
1882 ‘Ouida’ In Maremma I. 38 The village people thought her odd, and were a little afraid of her.


B. 2. An odd person or thing (in various senses). Now usually with the: that which is odd; odd persons or things collectively.

1830 J. Galt Lawrie Todd I. ii. vii. 135, I have now and then meddled with an odd or an end.
1833 Macaulay Horace Walpole in Edinb. Rev. Oct. 238 With the Sublime and the Beautiful Walpole had nothing to do..the Odd, was his peculiar domain.

"queer" (adj.)


a. Strange, odd, peculiar, eccentric. Also: of questionable character; suspicious, dubious. Cf. quare adj.