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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. Phil Flynn:

    People in New York City couldn't find their car, so this was probably a one-off.

  2. Eric Heaton:

    This isn't a one-off initiative to grow Morgan Stanley, it's an important piece.

  3. David Bennett:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Aaron Sagers of Blastr.com:

    I didn't think they'd be able to pull this one off because of how heavy it gets. I am pleased that I was wrong.

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