Word of the Day – Orra

By May 4, 2019 Word of the Day

orra (adj) (Scots)

o-ra

Separated from a usual pair or set; odd.

Late 16th century: of unknown origin.

Example sentences

“It was an orra thing and we could never make it fit.”

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