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sit-down

[sit-doun] /ˈsɪtˌdaʊn/
adjective
1.
done or accomplished while sitting down:
sit-down meetings between the two party leaders.
2.
(of a meal or food) served to or intended for persons seated at a table:
a sit-down dinner.
noun
3.
Informal. a period or instance of sitting, as to relax, talk, or the like:
They had a profitable sit-down together.
5.
a protest demonstration whereby participants refuse to move from a public place.
6.
Informal. a meal, especially a dinner, served to persons who are seated at a table.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; adj. and noun use of verb phrase sit down
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Word Origin and History for sitdown

sit-down

adj.

1836 of meals, 1936 of strikes, from verbal phrase (c.1200), from sit (v.) + down (adv.); as a noun, sit-down "act of sitting down" is from 1861.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sitdown

sit

verb

To take care of; attend and watch over: Who'll sit your house while you're gone? (1945+)

Related Terms

baby-sit, house-sit


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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