off ofoff of
Off of is defined as another way of saying off.
An example of off of is telling someone to remove their hands from you, to take their hands off of you.
Off. See Usage Note at off.
- The use of off of as a preposition is now considered tautological and/or incorrect by some usage guides and is not suitable for formal or business use. Off of can be replaced with on or off: "This is based on (based off of) his first book"; "He took a paper off (off of) his desk".