Meaning of “offhand” in the English Dictionary

"offhand" in British English

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offhandadjective

uk /ˌɒfˈhænd/ us /ˌɑːfˈhænd/ UK informal also offish
offhandedly
adverb uk /ˌɒfˈhæn.dɪd.li/ us /ˌɑːfˈhæn.dɪd.li/
offhandedness
noun [ U ] uk /ˌɒfˈhæn.dɪd.nəs/ us /ˌɑːfˈhæn.dɪd.nəs/

offhandadverb

uk /ˌɒfˈhænd/ us /ˌɑːfˈhænd/

(Definition of “offhand” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"offhand" in American English

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offhandadverb

us /ˈɔfˈhænd/

now, without looking for information or without taking the time to consider carefully:

I can’t tell you the exact number 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 manner disturbed us.

(Definition of “offhand” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)