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oft

[ awft, oft ]
/ ɔft, ɒft /
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Origin of oft

before 900; Middle English oft(e), Old English oft; cognate with Old Frisian ofta,Old Saxon oft(o), German oft,Old Norse opt
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British Dictionary definitions for oft (1 of 2)

oft
/ (ɒft) /

adverb
short for often (archaic or poetic except in combinations such as oft-repeated and oft-recurring)

Word Origin for oft

Old English oft; related to Old High German ofto

British Dictionary definitions for oft (2 of 2)

OFT

abbreviation for (in Britain)
Office of Fair Trading
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