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 Dictionary entry overview: What does off-the-wall mean? 

OFF-THE-WALL (adjective)
  The adjective OFF-THE-WALL has 1 sense:

1. conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual

  Familiarity information: OFF-THE-WALL used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OFF-THE-WALL (adjective)

Sense 1off-the-wall [BACK TO TOP]


Conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual


bizarre; outlandish; off-the-wall; gonzo; outre; eccentric; freaky; freakish; flaky; flakey

Context examples:

restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit / famed for his eccentric spelling / a freakish combination of styles / his off-the-wall antics / the outlandish clothes of teenagers / outre and affected stage antics


unconventional (not conventional or conformist)

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