What does off-the-wall mean?

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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"


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-the-wall in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-the-wall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Luke Connerat:

    She is off the wall. She’s all over the place.

  2. Sakiko Hagiwara:

    On the second floor of our house, the tremor was too strong to stand, Pictures fell off the wall.

  3. Carolyn Brockington:

    Think of [the aneurysm] like a balloon coming off the wall of the artery. On the neck of the balloon they put a small clip in so blood can’t go into the aneurysm, which means the balloon will deflate, the more newer approach is an endovascular approach using an angiogram. They go into the balloon itself and fill the balloon with small coil so blood can’t go into the balloon, and therefore the aneurysm deflates.

  4. Quincy Jones:

    Louis 'Thunder Thumbs' Johnson was one of the greatest bass players to ever pick up the instrument, as a member of the Brothers Johnson, we shared decades of magical times working together in the studio and touring the world. From my albums 'Body Heat' and 'Mellow Madness,' to their platinum albums 'Look Out for #1,' 'Right On Time,' 'Blam' and 'Light Up the Night,' which I produced, to Michael's solo debut 'Off the Wall,' I considered Louis a core member of my production team. He was a dear and beloved friend and brother, and I will miss his presence and joy of life every day.

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