Definitions for off-the-cuff
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word off-the-cuff
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
with little or no preparation; impromptu.
Origin of off-the-cuff:
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"
off the cuff(adverb)
"the presidential candidate made a remark off the cuff"
Extemporaneous; without prior preparation; impromptu.
He made a few off-the-cuff remarks before launching into his prepared speech.
Origin: From the prepositional phrase off the cuff
Find a translation for the off-the-cuff definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these off-the-cuff definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"off-the-cuff." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 20 Dec. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/off-the-cuff>.