off year


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

It has been an off year for auto sales.
Recent Examples on the Web San Antonio played a role in Kimzey’s lone off year, too. John Whisler, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2022 Metro Diner: 50% off for active and retired military with valid military ID and 10% off year-round. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2021 Carrabba’s offers service members 10% off year around. Leada Gore |, al, 8 Nov. 2021 At Cider Corps and Myke’s Pizza, veterans and and active duty get 10% off year-round. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 6 Nov. 2021 The denial caucus will tell us to pay no attention to an off-off year election. Paul Begala, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Virginia’s off-off year elections also tend to favor whichever party isn’t occupying the White House, moreover. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 19 Oct. 2021 He's been on the field coming off year in, year out. Vanessa Etienne,, 28 Sep. 2021 Since the 1970s, the winner of Virginia's off year gubernatorial election always came from the party in opposition to the White House. Dan Merica, CNN, 23 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of off year

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Off year.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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