Offie has different meanings, depending on the country it is used in.
In the US, “offie” is a slang term for people who act in a weird way, or who possess a strange circle of friends.
In the UK, the term is used for under the counter liquor sales in pubs or other stores, which go off license, hence the word “offie”.
The term appeared in the UK during the 20th century, although it is unspecified, where and when it was first used.
It is prevalent in Great Britain up to this day.
Spread and Usage
“Offie” appeared in the US in the 90’s.
The term was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003, with a number of other entries written on the topic since.
- Urban Dictionary – Offie