: not identified with a major brand name
off-brand sneakers

Examples of off-brand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Generic, off-brand sodas are more likely to have BVO than name brands. Gabe Hauari, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 His turn as the Mr. Reed, a man who traps two young Mormon missionaries come to spread the gospel to him, seems just as compellingly off-brand as his portrayals of Lofty the Oompa Loompa in Wonka and the con artist Forge Fitzwilliam in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Wes Davis, The Verge, 29 June 2024 Buggy software in off-brand smart devices is a recurring problem, but digital marketplaces such as Amazon have done little to rein in offending manufacturers. Tatum Hunter, Washington Post, 29 Feb. 2024 Check out this off-brand puffer jacket, which can provide all the same benefits at half the price. Christopher Murray, Fox News, 17 Feb. 2024 Long, square, and sparkling, Swift’s nails were a fairly off-brand choice for the superstar, who tends to keep them short (likely to play the guitar). Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 29 Jan. 2024 Where ex-journalists post breathless videos about COVID conspiracy theories on off-brand video streaming platforms. Brian Merchant, Los Angeles Times, 22 Dec. 2023 Chargers have all sorts of controls that limit the amount of current delivered and stop the phone charging when the battery is full, but some off-brand chargers might not have such rigorous safety settings. WIRED, 27 Oct. 2023 Niles’s function has been partly assumed by his equally fastidious, ineffectual, and un-self-aware teen-age son, David, and Martin’s has been taken over by Frederick Crane, now grown into a thirtysomething Boston firefighter with a taste for air hockey and off-brand whiskey. Colin Marshall, The New Yorker, 26 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-brand was in 1892

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“Off-brand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-brand. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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