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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not prepared in advance; impromptu: an off-the-cuff remark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Extemporaneous; without prior preparation; impromptu.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. with little or no preparation or forethought; unrehearsed; extemporaneous; offhand.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without preparation
  • adj. with little or no preparation or forethought


From the prepositional phrase off the cuff (Wiktionary)



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