one-off

one-off
one-off [wun′ôf′, wun′äf′]
Brit.
adj.
happening, made, done, etc. only once; not repeated
n.
something that is one of a kind, not part of a series, etc.

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  • one-off — (n.) single example of a manufactured product, 1934, from ONE (Cf. one) + OFF (Cf. off). Later given figurative extension …   Etymology dictionary

  • one-off — one off1 noun count usually singular BRITISH 1. ) something that only happens once 2. ) someone who is very unusual and not like anyone else one off ,one off 2 adjective BRITISH happening, done, or made only once …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • one-off — adjective Date: 1934 1. limited to a single time, occasion, or instance ; one shot < one off gigs > 2. singular, unique < a one off design > • one off noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • one-off — 1. adjective Occurring once; one time. The government insisted that the embarrassing loss of the tax records was a one off event. Syn: one shot 2. noun Something that is done, created, etc. only …   Wiktionary

  • One off — A one off is a special or a one time event that is never to be repeated. Like writing this book! …   The American's guide to speaking British

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  • one-off — A product, design, or device made for one purpose, not to be repeated or duplicated He made a one off of the design to demonstrate the concept …   Dictionary of american slang

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