One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or designating the ‘off’ side of an animal or vehicle; = "off". Now rare (in later use regional).
In a direction or position off or away from something; (Nautical) away from the shore. Also as noun in "to the offward" (Nautical): towards the open sea.
Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From off + -ward.
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