Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXTRAS

Then you must give me fish and wine, I paying for them as extras.

But that detail, which the morning papers omitted, extras shortly supplied.

You know the extras all live down in the big bungalow I had built for them.

We professionals are not to be classed with these extras—and amateurs at that!

A hundred thousand a month, and no extras, until you're in,' says Reggie.

The plug is missing, and I am sorry to say that we have no extras.

But few of the girls at Pinewood Hall cared to take “extras.”

She would have to spend twenty sous for bread, so that left her fourteen sous for extras.

One thing at a time: and these extras rather hamper one's ideas.

There would be no extras except washing, and a fire in your room.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s as a stand-alone adjective; also used as an adverb and noun in 17c. (see extra-); modern usages -- including sense of "minor performer in a play" (1777) and "special edition of a newspaper" (1793) -- all probably are from shortenings of extraordinary, which was used extensively in 18c. as noun and adverb in places we would use extra today.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR EXTRAS

etcetera

nounodds and ends
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.