off-the-shelf

adjective

Definition of off-the-shelf

: available as a stock item : not specially designed or custom-made off-the-shelf software

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First Known Use of off-the-shelf

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of off-the-shelf was in 1950

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“Off-the-shelf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-the-shelf. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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off-the-shelf

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of off-the-shelf

: available for sale from a store's supply of goods : not specially designed or custom-made

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