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[awf-kast, -kahst, of-]
  1. discarded or rejected; castoff: his offcast suits.
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  1. a castoff person or thing.
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Origin of offcast

First recorded in 1565–75; adj., noun use of verb phrase cast off
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for offcast

Historical Examples

  • Thou wast an offcast bride, And wouldst be an affianced one—thou art so!

    The Hunchback

    James Sheridan Knowles

  • When two veins intersect each other, the direction of the offcast is a subject of interest, both to the miner and the geologist.