Definition of One-off

1. Noun. A happening that occurs only once and is not repeated.




Definition of One-off

1. Adjective. Occurring once; one-time. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) Something that is done, created, etc. only once, and often quickly, simply, or improvisationally. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of One-off

one-liners
one-man(a)
one-man band
one-man rule
one-member
one-millionth
one-minute warning
one-night stands
one-nighter
one-nighters
one-ninth
one-note
one-of-a-kind
one-of-a-kinds
one-off (current term)
one-offs
one-on-one
one-party
one-percent milk
one-percenter
one-percenters
one-person(a)
one-piece
one-quadrillionth
one-quintillionth
one-seventh
one-shot
one-shots
one-sided

Literary usage of One-off

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1. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1876)
"... Item three other vestments off sylke, one off redde damaske, ... clothes and iiij towells, one off diaper Item three great ..."

2. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1857)
"... Also I gyve &c. to hym that shall wryte this my last wyll xs To my executors every one off them a blacke gowne Also I have gyven by dede to ..."

3. Fur Seal Arbitration: Proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration, Convened by Bering Sea Tribunal of Arbitration (1895)
"... one on the island of Kodiak, one off Afognak Island, one at the entrance of Cook's Inlet, three on the coast of the inlet, two on Prince William Sound, ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1868)
"The place selected for combination should not be close to the boundary of the ground, as in that case it is a certainty to the adversary, on taking one off ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1868)
"For the adversary, if he does get in, takes one off, and roquets one of the two that are near together, then goes behind the other, rushes it up to the ..."

6. Oecd Economic Surveys: Belgiu; 2007 by Oecd (2007)
"Fiscal consolidation has been helped by falling interest rates and one-off measures Since 2000, the authorities have been successful in balancing the ..."

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