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An island off the shore of a larger, central, or main island; specifically the inhabited islands of the Isles of Scilly other than the main island of St Mary's.
Off or away from an island.
Not belonging to an island; done, produced, owned, etc., off an island.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Margaret Courtney (1834–1920). From off- + island<br>early 20th century. From off + island. Compare earlier off-islander.
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