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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, relating 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 of off-season
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • The Prince's visit took place in the off-season of hot weather when the principal hotels are closed.

  • It was an off-season and there was nothing but measles here at the time.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • There was no off-season in the matter of fishing, for Little Tim.

    The Rival Campers Ashore Ruel Perley Smith
  • He yearned for it in the off-season interim as a drunkard for his bottle.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • Prices are certainly higher during the off-season, but growers would be well satisfied to get 1s.

    Fruits of Queensland Albert Benson
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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