[aw-fuh l, of-uh l] /ˈɔ fəl, ˈɒf əl/
the parts of a butchered animal that are considered inedible by human beings; carrion.
the parts of a butchered animal removed in dressing; viscera.
refuse; rubbish; garbage.
the edible internal parts of an animal, such as the heart, liver, and tongue
dead or decomposing organic matter
late 14c., “waste parts, refuse,” from off + fall (v.); the notion being that which “falls off” the butcher’s block; perhaps a translation of Middle Dutch afval.
[oh-don-tuh-fawr, -fohr] /oʊˈdɒn təˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr/ noun, Zoology. 1. a structure in the mouth of most mollusks over which the radula is drawn backward and forward in the process of breaking up food. /ɒˈdɒntəˌfɔː/ noun 1. an oral muscular protrusible structure in molluscs that supports the radula
noun a fear of teeth Word Origin odonto- ‘teeth’
- Off and running
adjective phrase Started and making good headway: by hitting one of his rare home runs, and I thought we were off and running [1960s+ Horse racing; they’re off! to signal the start of a race is found by 1833] Making a good start, progressing well, as in After the first episode the new soap opera […]
- Off at the knees
Related Terms cut oneself off at the knees