[awft, oft] /ɔft, ɒft/
short for often (archaic or poetic except in combinations such as oft-repeated and oft-recurring)
abbreviation (in Britain)
Office of Fair Trading
Old English oft “often, frequently,” from Proto-Germanic *ofta- “frequently” (cf. Old Frisian ofta, Danish ofte, Old High German ofto, German oft, Old Norse opt, Gothic ufta “often”), of unknown origin. Archaic except in compounds (e.g. oft-told), and replaced by its derivative often.
- Official solicitor
noun 1. an officer of the Supreme Court of Judicature with special responsibilities for protecting the interests of persons under disability
- Official referee
noun 1. (law) (in England) a circuit judge attached to the High Court who is empowered to try certain cases, esp where a detailed examination of accounts or other documents is involved
- Often as not
see under more often than not
[aw-fuh n-tahymz, of-uh n-; awf-tuh n, of-] /ˈɔ fənˌtaɪmz, ˈɒf ən-; ˈɔf tən, ˈɒf-/ adverb 1. . extended form of often, attested from early 15c.