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hols

[holz] /hɒlz/
plural noun
1.
Sometimes, hol. British Informal. holiday (def 5).
Origin of hols
by shortening
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  • I collared a lot of flannel out of a box in Aunt Juliet's room last 'hols' and gave it to her for the baby.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • I went to see a play in the hols, and I thought I'd like to write one, too.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • You mean that a schoolboy home for the hols isn't necessarily something escaped out of the Zoo.

    The Title Arnold Bennett
  • She had Father out of bed the day after he got influenza last Easter hols.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • They all treat me as if I was a schoolboy home for the hols.

    The Title Arnold Bennett
  • It was just before the hols when it happened, so, of course, Aunt Juliet had to be my principal victim.

    Priscilla's Spies George A. Birmingham
  • It might”—he opened his pale eyes with a startled look—“it might have come on in the hols!

    The Independence of Claire Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
British Dictionary definitions for hols

hols

/hɒlz/
plural noun
1.
(Brit, school slang) holidays
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