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Definition of offhand adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌɑfˈhænd//
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  1. 1said or done without much thought or preparation an offhand remark
  2. 2(disapproving) not showing much interest in someone or something an offhand manner He was very offhand with me.
  3. offhandedly
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  4. NAmE//ˌɔfˈhændədli//
    , NAmE//ˌɑfˈhændədli//
    adverb He spoke offhandedly, making it clear I had no say in the matter.
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