[awf-thuh-kuhf, of-]


with little or no preparation; extemporaneous; impromptu: a speaker with a good off-the-cuff delivery.

Nearby words

  1. off-speed,
  2. off-stage,
  3. off-street,
  4. off-the-board,
  5. off-the-books,
  6. off-the-face,
  7. off-the-job,
  8. off-the-peg,
  9. off-the-rack,
  10. off-the-record

Origin of off-the-cuff

First recorded in 1940–45 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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