all and sundry








adjective

  1. various or diverse: sundry persons.
Idioms

  1. all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry.

determiner

  1. several or various; miscellaneous

pronoun

  1. all and sundry all the various people, individually and collectively

noun plural -dries

  1. (plural) miscellaneous unspecified items
  2. also called: extra Australian cricket a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye
adj.

Old English syndrig “separate, apart, special,” related to sundor “separately” (see sunder). Phrase all and sundry first recorded 1389; sundries “odds and ends” is first found 1755.

One and all, as in The salesman gave samples to all and sundry. [Late 1400s]

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