off the record Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “off the record” in the English Dictionary

"off the record" in British English

See all translations

off the record

C1 If someone says something off the record, they do not ​want it to be ​publiclyreported: She made it ​clear that her ​comments were ​strictly off the record.
(Definition of off the record from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"off the record" in American English

See all translations

off the recordadjective, adverb

 us   /ˈɔf ðə ˈrek·ərd/
said without the ​intention of being ​published or ​officiallynoted: An ​aide told ​reporters, off the record, that the ​senator had been ​lying. My off-the-record ​remarks were ​printed in the ​paper the next ​day.
(Definition of off the record from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “off the record”
in Chinese (Simplified) 私下说的, 不供发表的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 私下說的, 不供發表的…
What is the pronunciation of off the record?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
faith school

a school that is financially supported by a particular religious group, usually for children from that religion

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More