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gap year

noun

Simple Definition of gap year

  • : a year that you spend traveling, working, etc., before continuing your studies

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gap year

  1. :  a one-year hiatus from academic studies to allow for nonacademic activities

1985

First Known Use of gap year

1985


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