There are 2 definitions of oft in English:


Syllabification: oft
Pronunciation: /ôft, äft


Archaic, poetic/literary, or jocular form of often. [in combination]: an oft-quoted tenet
More example sentences
  • Those jokes will certainly be oft repeated during the course of the current federal election campaign.
  • She questioned the Government's oft repeated announcements of winning the hearts and minds of people.
  • This very familiar and oft repeated saying takes its origin from a circumstance which occurred many years ago in Carlisle.


Old English, of Germanic origin; related to German oft.

Definition of oft in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day animalcule
Pronunciation: ˌanɪˈmalkjuːl
a microscopic animal

There are 2 definitions of oft in English:


Line breaks: OFT
Pronunciation: /əʊɛfˈtiː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


(In the UK) Office of Fair Trading.

Definition of oft in: