off-the-record

adjective

off-the-rec·​ord ˈȯf-ṯẖə-ˈre-kərd How to pronounce off-the-record (audio)
: given or made in confidence and not for publication
off-the-record comments

Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-the-record was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Off-the-record.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-the-record. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

off-the-record

adjective

: given or made privately and not meant for publication
off-the-record comments

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