offstage


off·stage

adverb or adjective \ˈf-ˈstāj, -ˌstāj\

: on the part of the stage that the audience cannot see : behind or to the side of the stage

of a performer : in private life

: in a place that is away from public view : behind the scenes

Full Definition of OFFSTAGE

1
:  on a part of the stage not visible to the audience
2
:  in private life <known offstage as a kindly person>
3
:  behind the scenes :  out of the public view <much of the important work of the conference was done offstage>

First Known Use of OFFSTAGE

1921

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