variant of ob- (by assimilation) before f: offend.

Nearby words

  1. of the first water,
  2. of the kind,
  3. of the moment,
  4. of time and the river,
  5. of two minds, be,
  6. ofay,
  7. ofcom,
  8. off,
  9. off again, on again,
  10. off and on

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Word Origin and History for of-


assimilated form of ob- before -f-.

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