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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

off′-the-wall′*(adj.)

  1. unconventional; bizarre.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

* Informal..

Origin of off-the-wall:

1970–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bizarre, eccentric, freakish, freaky, flaky, flakey, gonzo, off-the-wall, outlandish, outre(adj)

    conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

    "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. off-the-wall(adjective)ˈɔfˌsprɪŋ, ˈɒf-

    unusual and slightly crazy

    an off-the-wall idea/suggestion

Wiktionary

  1. off-the-wall(Adjective)

    Wildly unconventional; bizarre; absurd.

  2. off-the-wall(Adjective)

    Greatly inappropriate.

    His behaviour today is off-the-wall.

  3. Origin: Perhaps from baseball or other games played with a ball, alluding to unpredictable bounces.

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