What does off-the-wall mean?

Definitions for off-the-wall

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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. Mary Norine Walsh:

    They’re user-friendly and easily taken off the wall or from their location, and they definitely save lives when used in time, but it’s very important to be familiar with them in general, and to know where exactly you can find them in an emergency.

  4. 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.

  5. Joe Kasper:

    Any black parent would tell you that they have to have this conversation with their children about police and how to act around them, so that’s the conversation we need to be having here. Not about taking some kid’s picture off the wall — it should be about, how do we change these attitudes and improve the relationships between police and the black community? …we’re less than zero percent worried about this whatsoever.

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