He was a good guy, and a great employee. But then I caught him in bed with my pikachu, so I had to have him offed.
To "off" a person
means to kill
them. It is a slang
term and implies
that they were killed in a routinized gangster
) fashion, rather than in self-defense
or in a fit of passion
. It is insulting
, and should never be used in a formal
situation, or when you want to convey the least scrap of sensitivity
Off is also the name of a popular brand of insect repellent, more properly rendered "Off!