off-the-wall

adjective

Definition of off-the-wall

: highly unusual : bizarre an off-the-wall sense of humor

First Known Use of off-the-wall

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Off-the-wall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-the-wall. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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