Definition of off of

: off

Usage of Off of

The of is often criticized as superfluous, a comment that is irrelevant because off of is an idiom. It is much more common in speech than in edited writing and is more common in American English than in British.

First Known Use of off of

1567, in the meaning defined above

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“Off of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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