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Princeton's WordNet

  1. one-off(noun)

    a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated


  1. one-off(Noun)

    Something that is done, created, etc. only once, and often quickly, simply, or improvisationally.

    I'll put together a quick one-off as a sample so we can taste the recipe.

  2. one-off(Adjective)

    Occurring once; one-time.

    The government insisted that the embarrassing loss of the tax records was a one-off event.

  3. Origin: Probably from foundry work, for which making reusable molds is expensive and expediency the rule for molds not to be reused.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-off in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of one-off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Bennett:

    It really just soared off the scale of rare into something just, one off, it's just unique.

  2. Mike Flannigan:

    This is a wake-up call, people ... think this is a one in a lifetime thing, a one off, a fluke, but it's not.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    You are one-off i.e. you are a unique/remarkable person. Yes! that's just who you are. Thus, you've got to think, speak, act and live uniquely/remarkably.

  4. Fed Chair Janet Yellen:

    No one is out to suggest the economy is doing a major turnaround because of this number, but we now need to see a clutch of data that suggests that this is a one-off.

  5. Solomon Short:

    Any great truth can -- and eventually will -- be expressed as a cliche -- a cliche is a sure and certain way to dilute an idea. For instance, my grandmother used to say, 'The black cat is always the last one off the fence.' I have no idea what she meant, but at one time, it was undoubtedly true.

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