[ awf-kil-ter, of‐ ]
/ ˈɔfˈkɪl tər, ˈɒf‐ /


not exactly straight or balanced; askew; uneven: off-kilter paintings on every wall.
not completely well; somewhat ill: still off-kilter two weeks after the flu.
unusual or eccentric; unconventional: short stories with off-kilter endings.


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Origin of off-kilter

First recorded in 1925–30; off + kilter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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