gap year

noun
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of gap year

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

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First Known Use of gap year

1978

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Definition of gap year for English Language Learners

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


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