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off-season

[awf-see-zuhn, of-]
noun
1.
a time of year other than the regular or busiest one for a specific activity: Fares are lower in the off-season.
2.
a time of year when business, manufacturing activity, etc., is less than normal or at an unusually low point.
adjective
3.
of, pertaining to, or during the off-season: off-season hotel rates.
adverb
4.
in or during the off-season: Traveling off-season is the easiest way to save vacation money.

Origin:
1840–50

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off-season
1848, "a period when business is down," from off + season.
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