Pronunciation: (ôf'hand', of'-), [key]
1. cavalierly, curtly, or brusquely: to reply offhand.
2. without previous thought or preparation; extempore: to decide offhand to take a trip.
1. informal, casual, curt, or brusque: an offhand manner.
2. Also,off'hand'ed.done or made offhand.
3. Glassmaking.working manually and without the use of molds: offhand blowing.
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