- various or diverse: sundry persons.
- all and sundry, everybody, collectively and individually: Free samples were given to all and sundry.
- several or various; miscellaneous
- all and sundry all the various people, individually and collectively
noun plural -dries
- (plural) miscellaneous unspecified items
- also called: extra Australian cricket a run not scored from the bat, such as a wide, no-ball, bye, or leg bye
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]
see all and sundry.