Definition of Off-the-shoulder

1. Adjective. Not covering the shoulders (especially in the case of a blouse or dress).

Similar to: Unclothed



Definition of Off-the-shoulder

1. Adjective. (context: of a garment) not covering the shoulders. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Off-the-shoulder

off-slips
off-speed
off-speed pitch
off-split
off-street
off-target
off-the-ball
off-the-books
off-the-charts
off-the-clock
off-the-cuff
off-the-peg
off-the-rack
off-the-record
off-the-shelf
off-the-shoulder (current term)
off-the-wall
off-topic
off-track
off-white
off-worlder
off-worlders
off and on
off balance
off base
off board
off book
off brand
off brands
off break

Literary usage of Off-the-shoulder

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Market Assistant: Containing a Brief Description of Every Article of by Thomas Farrington De Voe (1867)
"Next take off the shoulder by cutting straight across the side, as shown fig. 1 (B); then trim off the spare-ribs, by cutting under the breast-bone, ..."

2. A Treatise on Dislocations and Fractures of the Joints by Astley Cooper, Bransby Blake Cooper (1851)
"The patient, as soon as the accident has happened, feels as if his arm were falling off, the shoulder dropping with a great sense of weight, and there being ..."

3. Hotel Meat Cooking: Comprising Hotel and Restaurant Fish and Oyster Cooking by Jessup Whitehead (1901)
"For cutlets proceed with the side of lan,b the Mime as with mutton, Hiking off the shoulder, I3g and brisket. Take off the buck bone the whole length in one ..."

4. The Cook's Own Book and Housekeeper's Register: Being Receipts for Cooking by N. K. M. Lee, Mrs N K M Lee (1842)
"It is a pretty general custom, when you take off the shoulder from the ribs, to squeeze a Seville orange over them, and sprinkle them with a little pepper ..."

5. Air Bag Safety: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science edited by Larry Pressler (1998)
"Alison Sanders, 7, slipped off the shoulder strap to adjust the radio. The automakers should have foreseen that children would, on occasion, slip the strap ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1868)
"... carried one of the bars off the shoulder-strap of Captain Bliss, of General Newton's staff, who was standing near, and finished its work by slightly ..."

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