Definition of

Off-limits

  1. (adj, all) barred to a designated group

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Off-limits

out-of-bounds

Origin of the word Off-limits

  1. OED says first attested 1952, in a U.S. military (Korean War) sense, but almost certainly from WWII (cf. Bill Mauldin cartoons), if not WWI. more

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