What does the word offhand mean?

Usage examples for offhand

  1. When I bade them good- by, I said, in an offhand way, " When you come to Paris you must come and see me." – In the Courts of Memory 1858-1875. by L. de Hegermann-Lindencrone
  2. " It's this way, sir," says Nivens, in that quiet, offhand style of his. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford