off-hour

noun
\ ˈȯf-ˌau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce off-hour (audio) \

Definition of off-hour

1 : a period of time other than a rush hour
2 : a period of time other than regular business hours

First Known Use of off-hour

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about off-hour

Time Traveler for off-hour

Time Traveler

The first known use of off-hour was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Statistics for off-hour

Cite this Entry

“Off-hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-hour. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

Comments on off-hour

What made you want to look up off-hour? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!