What does off-the-cuff mean?

Definitions for off-the-cuff

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word off-the-cuff.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. off the cuff(adverb)

    without preparation

    "the presidential candidate made a remark off the cuff"


  1. off-the-cuff(Adjective)

    Extemporaneous; without prior preparation; impromptu.

    He made a few off-the-cuff remarks before launching into his prepared speech.

  2. Origin: From the prepositional phrase off the cuff


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-the-cuff in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of off-the-cuff in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Adam Schiff:

    This is not something that should be done off-the-cuff by the President of the United States just looking for a cheap shot at his predecessor.

  2. Philip Yun:

    They game everything out. They don't do things off the cuff for the most part, if they're going to do something very provocative, they have an extensive decision tree laying out many options.

  3. Renee Ellmers:

    Women are going to choose the next president, they care very much about all kinds of issues. National security is a main issue, soccer moms of yesterday are security moms of today, i know he's made some off-the-cuff comments. I certainly don't condone them, but I know the sense of un-comfortability as a Republican, I think, we need to concentrate on things we agree with, we need to come together in a unified party.

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