on-again, off-again

adjective

Definition of on-again, off-again 

: existing briefly and in an intermittent unpredictable way on-again, off-again fads

First Known Use of on-again, off-again

1946, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about on-again, off-again

Share on-again, off-again

Statistics for on-again, off-again

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for on-again, off-again

The first known use of on-again, off-again was in 1946

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for on-again, off-again

on-again, off-again

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of on-again, off-again

: happening or existing at some times and not at other times

Comments on on-again, off-again

What made you want to look up on-again, off-again? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!