See also: off, of, off., off-, and Off.


Etymology 1Edit

From the particle off.



  1. (suffixed to a bare infinitive) A competition [of the activity denoted by the verb], especially a final, tiebreaker, or repechage within a broader tournament.
    • 2020 August 29, Rebecca Nicholson, “Tom Cruise: another groundbreaking role for cinema's cheerleader”, in The Guardian[1]:
      We must imagine this as a set of instructions: go forth and buy tickets, so we can keep making our bonkers explosion-offs for you in the future. When asked if he had enjoyed the film, he said: “I loved it” – twice. He wore a mask.
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Etymology 2Edit

See -ov.



  1. Alternative spelling of -ov