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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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Examples for off-season
  • Reduced crowds are an added attraction in the off-season.
  • Aesthetic appeal is high, although rather gray and dreary in the off-season.
  • He pressed him to consider a system of rewards for those who performed extra tasks in the off-season.
  • Note that the campground has never filled up in the off-season.
Word Origin and History for off-season
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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