Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “off the wall”

See all translations

off the wall

adjective  /ˈɔf ðə ˈwɔl/ us  
strange or very different, often intentionally: Teenagers love his off-the-wall comedy.
Translations of “off the wall”
in Chinese (Traditional) 驚人的,不同尋常的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 惊人的,不同寻常的…
(Definition of off the wall from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of off the wall?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “off the wall” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

past participle

the form of a verb, usually made by adding -ed, used in some grammatical structures such as the passive and the present perfect

Word of the Day

Euphemisms (Words used to Avoid Offending People)

by Kate Woodford,
March 04, 2015
​​​ We recently looked at the language that we use to describe lies and lying. One area of lying that we considered was ‘being slightly dishonest, or not speaking the complete truth’. One reason for not speaking the complete truth is to avoid saying something that might upset or offend people. Words and

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More