- without planning or thinking ahead
She gave an speech.
- careless; without sufficient thought or consideration
He doesn't realise how hurtful his remarks can be.
- curt, abrupt, unfriendly
She was quite with me yesterday.
- 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 !
- in an offhand manner
- The outer layer or coat of glaze on a piece of pottery
- A decoration, usually enamel, applied over a glaze.