[awf-thuh-job, of-]


done, received, or happening away from or while not at one's job: off-the-job research.
temporarily not employed: off-the-job union members.

Nearby words

  1. off-street,
  2. off-the-board,
  3. off-the-books,
  4. off-the-cuff,
  5. off-the-face,
  6. off-the-peg,
  7. off-the-rack,
  8. off-the-record,
  9. off-the-shelf,
  10. off-the-wall

Origin of off-the-job

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019