Definition of castoff in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkastäf/


No longer wanted; abandoned or discarded: a pile of castoff clothes
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  • He must have found fresh water; he has a source of food he can tap into… probably including cast-off bones, rubbish discarded by the fast food outlet and restaurant the other side of Marina Glen, and any other scraps he can lay his teeth into.
  • He says that he wore ‘as badges of courage’ the barbs of those who caught him wearing a classmate's cast-off clothes.
  • I had to wear all my brother's highly unfashionable cast-off clothes and the bathroom always stunk of Guinness.


(usually castoffs)
Something, especially a garment, that is no longer wanted: I’m not going out in her castoffs!
More example sentences
  • So those earliest families that settled used scrap wood, often cast-offs from construction, to build little shacks.
  • Then a young girl, dressed in the flashy cast-offs of the second - hand, observes her.
  • Country football is littered with the cast-offs from the elite leagues.

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Syllabification: cast·off

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