off year

noun
Updated on: 25 Apr 2018

Definition of off year

1 : a year in which no major election is held
2 : a year of diminished activity or production
  • an off year for auto sales

Examples of off year in a Sentence

  1. It has been an off year for auto sales.

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First Known Use of off year

1870

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of off year for English Language Learners

  • : a year in which activity or production is lower than usual

  • politics : a year in which no major elections are held


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