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off-season

[awf-see-zuh n, of-] /ˈɔfˈsi zən, ˈɒf-/
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
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for off season

off season

adjective (off-season when prenominal)
1.
denoting or occurring during a period of little activity in a trade or business
noun
2.
such a period
adverb
3.
in an off-season period
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Word Origin and History for off season

off-season

n.

1848, "a period when business is down," from off (adv.) + season (n.).

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