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offside

[ awf-sahyd, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈsaɪd, ˈɒf- /
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adjective, adverb
Sports. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or in advance of the ball or puck at the beginning of or during play or a play: The touchdown was nullified because the offensive left tackle was offside.
with or in doubtful propriety or taste; risqué: an offside joke.
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Origin of offside

First recorded in 1840–50; off + side1
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British Dictionary definitions for offside

offside
/ (ˈɒfˈsaɪd) /

adjective, adverb
sport (in football, hockey, etc) in a position illegally ahead of the ball or puck when it is played, usually when within one's opponents' half or the attacking zone
noun
the offside mainly British
  1. the side of a vehicle nearest the centre of the road (in Britain, the right side)
  2. (as modifier)the offside passenger door
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