Definition of offhand:
careless, impromptu, extemporary, informal, by ear, unrehearsed, spontaneous, unprepared, off-the-record, off-the-cuff, improvised, extemporaneous, prepared, ad-lib, snap, offhanded, unstudied, spur-of-the-moment, unpremeditated, unwritten, extempore, offhandedly.
- "Torchy, Private Sec.", Sewell Ford.
- "The Film Mystery", Arthur B. Reeve.
At just the proper moment he's going to lean over- Lord, he hopes he can keep his face straight- and say, kind of offhand: Do you remember, Marthy, the time when you was makin' little baby- clothes for the President of the United States here, and you says to me- you see, Eric, she'd made me quit smokin', herself, but she plumb forgot all about that- and she says to me, s'she, 'Why don't you smoke your pipe any more, Will?- "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.