Definitions for off-the-cuff

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ad-lib, extemporaneous, extemporary, extempore, impromptu, offhand, offhanded, off-the-cuff, unrehearsed(adverb)

    with little or no preparation or forethought

    "his ad-lib comments showed poor judgment"; "an extemporaneous piano recital"; "an extemporary lecture"; "an extempore skit"; "an impromptu speech"; "offhand excuses"; "trying to sound offhanded and reassuring"; "an off-the-cuff toast"; "a few unrehearsed comments"

  2. off the cuff(adverb)

    without preparation

    "the presidential candidate made a remark off the cuff"


  1. off-the-cuff(Adjective)

    Extemporaneous; without prior preparation; impromptu.

    He made a few off-the-cuff remarks before launching into his prepared speech.

  2. Origin: From the prepositional phrase off the cuff

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