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offside

[awf-sahyd, of-]
adjective, adverb
1.
Sports. illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or in advance of the ball or puck at the beginning of or during play or a play: The touchdown was nullified because the offensive left tackle was offside.
2.
with or in doubtful propriety or taste; risqué: an offside joke.

Origin:
1840–50; off + side1

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offside (ˈɒfˈsaɪd)
 
adj, —adv
1.  sport (in football, hockey, etc) in a position illegally ahead of the ball or puck when it is played, usually when within one's opponents' half or the attacking zone
 
n
2.  chiefly (Brit) the offside
 a.  the side of a vehicle nearest the centre of the road (in Britain, the right side)
 b.  (as modifier): the offside passenger door

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offside
1867, in various sporting senses, originally in Eng. football.
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