: limited to a single time, occasion, or instance : one-shot
one-off gigs
a one-off payment
: singular, unique
a one-off design
one-off noun

Examples of one-off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Italian team has just unveiled the one-off Huracán STO SC 10° Anniversario. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 21 Nov. 2023 Feldman has formal contracts with Paramount and Prime to create content for their entire slates, while other studios reach out for one-off partnerships around specific projects and events. Kirsten Chuba, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Nov. 2023 Thanksgiving is less a movie than a messy attempt to coast off an oldie-but-goodie one-off without adding anything to the party. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023 Don’t stress just yet: In most cases, these one-off mutations won’t have any effect on your health. Julia Ries, SELF, 15 Nov. 2023 Jay Peak offers packages and one-off gear rentals for up to five days. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 15 Nov. 2023 This isn’t going to be a one-off fluke for the Polestar brand, either. Daniel Golson, The Verge, 14 Nov. 2023 Unusually for Sun King’s customers in Nigeria, Olakunle made a one-off payment (of 66,000 Nigerian naira, approx. Christine Ro, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The Bon Iver-sampling track was released online as a one-off in late May, and its amusing music video also sports a cameo from Tyler. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 12 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of one-off was in 1934

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“One-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/one-off. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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