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"offhand" in British English

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offhandadjective

uk   /ˌɒfˈhænd/  us   /ˌɑːf-/ (UK informal also offish)
offhandedly
adverb uk   us   /-ˈhæn.dɪd.li/
offhandedness
noun [U] uk   us   /-ˈhæn.dɪd.nəs/

offhandadverb

uk   /ˌɒfˈhænd/  us   /ˌɑːf-/
(Definition of offhand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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offhandadverb

 us   /ˈɔfˈhænd/
now, without ​looking for ​information or without taking the ​time to ​considercarefully: I can’t ​tell you the ​exactnumber offhand, but it was something like $25,000.

offhandadjective

 us   /ˈɔfˈhænd, ˈɑf-/
not ​showing or not done with much ​thought or ​consideration: offhand ​remarks His offhand ​mannerdisturbed us.
(Definition of offhand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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