one-off

adjective \ ˌwən-ˈȯf \

Definition of one-off

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

one-off

noun

First Known Use of one-off

1934

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

ONE-OFF Defined for English Language Learners

one-off

Definition of one-off for English Language Learners

  • : done or happening only once


Learn More about one-off


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

good-natured ridicule

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Used by Nabokov Quiz

  • image1676440788
  • Choose the best definition or synonym for the word in bold: "There are some eructations that sound like cheers—at least, mine did." Lolita
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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!