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[awf-sahyd, of-] /ˈɔfˈsaɪd, ˈɒf-/

adjective, adverb
Sports. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or in advance of the ball or puck at the beginning of or during play or a play:
The touchdown was nullified because the offensive left tackle was offside.
with or in doubtful propriety or taste; risqué:
an offside joke.
adjective, adverb
(sport) (in football, hockey, etc) in a position illegally ahead of the ball or puck when it is played, usually when within one’s opponents’ half or the attacking zone
(mainly Brit) the offside

also off-side, 1867, in various sporting senses, originally in English football; from off + side (n.).


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