[fahr-awf, -of]
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Origin of far-off

First recorded in 1580–90
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faraway, remote, outlying, far, removed

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adjective (far off when postpositive)
  1. remote in space or time; distant
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Word Origin and History for far-off

also faroff, 1590s, from far + off.

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