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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (adj.)done, occurring, or made only once.

    Category: British

  2. (n.)something occurring, done, or made only once.

    Category: British

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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.

Translations for one-off

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(something) made, intended etc for one occasion only

It's just a one-off arrangement.

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