Offhand



[awf-hand, of-] /ˈɔfˈhænd, ˈɒf-/

adverb
1.
cavalierly, curtly, or brusquely:
to reply offhand.
2.
without previous thought or preparation; extempore:
to decide offhand to take a trip.
adjective
3.
informal, casual, curt, or brusque:
an offhand manner.
4.
Also, offhanded. done or made offhand.
5.
Glassmaking. working manually and without the use of molds:
offhand blowing.
/ˌɒfˈhænd/
adjective, adverb
1.
without care, thought, or consideration; sometimes, brusque or ungracious: an offhand manner
2.
without preparation or warning; impromptu

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