or stop·off

[ stop-awf, -of ]


Origin of stop-off

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase stop off Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use stop-off in a sentence

  • It did not seem credible that the great man would make a special stop-off on his way to the coast, just to pay me a visit.

    Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
  • Faix, yer ticket reads straight through, wid no stop-off priv'leges whatever.

    Desert Conquest | A. M. Chisholm

British Dictionary definitions for stop off

stop off

  1. (intr, adverb often foll by at) to halt and call somewhere, as on a visit or errand, esp en route to another place

    • a break in a journey

    • (as modifier): stopoff point

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Other Idioms and Phrases with stop-off


Also, stop over. Interrupt a journey for a short stay somewhere, as in When we drove through Massachusetts we stopped off for a few days at Cape Cod, or When you're in the area try to stop over and see our new house. [Mid-1800s]

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