There are 2 main definitions of oft in English:


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Pronunciation: /ɒft


Archaic or literary 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.

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