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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awf, of stressed th ee wawl]
    • /ɔf, ɒf stressed ði wɔl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awf, of stressed th ee wawl]
    • /ɔf, ɒf stressed ði wɔl/

Definitions of off-the-wall word

  • adjective off-the-wall markedly unconventional; bizarre; oddball: an unpredictable, off-the-wall personality. 1
  • adjective off-the-wall If you describe something as off-the-wall, you mean that it is unusual and rather strange but in an amusing or interesting way. 0
  • adjective off-the-wall If you say that a person, their ideas, or their ways of doing something are off-the-wall, you are critical of them because you think they are mad or very foolish. 0
  • adjective off-the-wall new or unexpected in an unconventional or eccentric way 0
  • adjective off-the-wall very unusual, eccentric, unconventional, etc. 0
  • noun off-the-wall unsound of mind; crazy 0

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Origin of off-the-wall

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1970-75

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Parts of speech for Off-the-wall


off-the-wall popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 6% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for off-the-wall

adj off-the-wall

  • avantgarde — the advance group in any field, especially in the visual, literary, or musical arts, whose works are characterized chiefly by unorthodox and experimental methods.
  • chirpy — If you describe a person or their behaviour as chirpy, you mean they are very cheerful and lively.
  • cockamamie — If you describe something as cockamamie, you mean that it is ridiculous or silly.
  • conversable — easy or pleasant to talk to
  • festal — pertaining to or befitting a feast, festival, holiday, or gala occasion.

adjective off-the-wall

  • bantering — teasing or facetious, or characterized by facetiousness
  • chaffing — good-natured ridicule or teasing; raillery.
  • character — The character of a person or place consists of all the qualities they have that make them distinct from other people or places.
  • freak — a fleck or streak of color.
  • funnyfunnies. comic strips. Also called funny paper. the section of a newspaper reserved for comic strips, word games, etc.

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