- (America) IPA: /ˌɔfˈhænd/
- Without planning or thinking ahead.
- She gave an offhand speech.
- Careless; without sufficient thought or consideration.
- He doesn't realise how hurtful his offhand remarks can be.
- Curt, abrupt, unfriendly.
- She was quite offhand with me yesterday.
- French: spontanément, sur-le-champ
- German: schluderig, unüberlegt, spontan, unbesonnen
- Portuguese: improviso
- Russian: бесцеремо́нный
- Spanish: indiferente, espóntaneo, irreflexivo, a vuelapluma
- French: négligent
- German: unvorsichtig, nachlässig, unüberlegt, unbesonnen
- Russian: неосторо́жный
- Spanish: descuidado, insensato
- Right away, immediately, without thinking about it.
- Offhand, I'd guess that that's a yellow-bellied sapsucker.
- 1854, William Makepeace Thackeray, The Rose and the Ring:
- We will have no more of this shilly-shallying! Call the Archbishop, and let the Prince and Princess be married offhand!
- In an offhand manner.