[awf-thuh-rak, of-]


(of clothing) not made to specific or individual requirements; ready-made: off-the-rack men's suits.
Slang. off-the-wall.

Origin of off-the-rack

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

Related Words for off-the-rack

built, instant, prefabricated

Examples from the Web for off-the-rack

Contemporary Examples of off-the-rack

  • Kate speaks rarely, smiles, and wears pretty clothes which—if they are off-the-rack—then sell out.

  • We settled in, three armed strangers, in our off-the-rack suits and bullet-resistant vests.

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    To Shoot or Not to Shoot

    Edward Conlon

    April 14, 2011

  • Clarkson wears four-inch Gucci sandals, a chic, black, off-the-rack Italian dress and red Hanky Panky underwear (so she says).

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    Lingerie of Arabia

    Rebecca Dana

    November 3, 2009