a happening that occurs only once and is not repeated
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.
Occurring once; one-time.
The government insisted that the embarrassing loss of the tax records was a one-off event.
Origin: Probably from foundry work, for which making reusable molds is expensive and expediency the rule for molds not to be reused.
The numerical value of one-off in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of one-off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People in New York City couldn't find their car, so this was probably a one-off.
This isn't a one-off initiative to grow Morgan Stanley, it's an important piece.
It really just soared off the scale of rare into something just, one off, it's just unique.
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.
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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