Definition of on-again off-again in English:

on-again off-again

adjective

  • Off and on; vacillating, intermittent, patchy; = "on-off".

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Political Science Quarterly. From on + again + off + again.

Pronunciation

on-again off-again

/ˌɒnəɡɛn ˈɒfəɡɛn/