[tair-awf, -of]


designed to be easily removed by tearing, usually along a perforated line: a sales letter with a tear-off order blank.

Origin of tear-off

First recorded in 1885–90; adj., noun use of verb phrase tear off
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Examples from the Web for tear-off

Historical Examples of tear-off

  • The German motto to-day on the tear-off calendar is: "What is to be clarified must first ferment."

    Zones of the Spirit

    August Strindberg