off of

preposition

: 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.

Examples of off of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Trump campaign immediately used the opportunity to fundraise off of the verdict. The Editorial Board, Orange County Register, 2 June 2024 Well, then what – why were his – why were his stories about it taken down off of media companies? CBS News, 2 June 2024 But would you rather be blasted by tiny pieces — which really hurts — or beheaded or stabbed in the heart by a large shard with tape dangling off of it? Howard Cohen, Miami Herald, 29 May 2024 But because of cost, for example, negative side effects, or supply shortages, many people are having to transition off of them — while trying not to regain the weight. Yuki Noguchi, NPR, 27 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for off of 

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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off of was in 1567

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Cite this Entry

“Off of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off%20of. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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preposition
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