offside

adverb or adjective off·side \ ˈȯf-ˈsīd \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of offside

: illegally in advance of the ball or puck

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First Known Use of offside

1864

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Definition of offside for English Language Learners

  • sports : in a position in a game (such as football or hockey) on the opponent's part of the field where you are not allowed to be : not onside

  • : on the right side


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