[awf-th uh-wawl, of-] /ˈɔf ðəˈwɔl, ˈɒf-/

adjective, Informal.
markedly unconventional; bizarre; oddball:
an unpredictable, off-the-wall personality.
(off the wall when postpositive) (slang) new or unexpected in an unconventional or eccentric way: an off-the-wall approach to humour


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