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

Examples of off-hour in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Prosecutors have introduced allegations of drug use by Gutierrez during her off-hours. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 From warm merino wool to sumptuous washable silk, our list of best pajamas runs the gamut of stylish comfort for your off-hours. Barbara Bellesi Zito, Travel + Leisure, 12 Feb. 2024 She’s posed for photos in box suites and at afterparty celebrations, seemingly unconcerned with who ends up posting her off-hours activity on Instagram. Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2024 Starting April 1, Greece will begin conducting off-hours tours of the famous landmark in Athens for €5,000 ($5,500) per group, reports the Associated Press (AP). Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 In response, Disney argues that Miramax remained a separate corporate entity and that Disney did not have a responsibility to supervise Weinstein’s off-hours behavior. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 19 Dec. 2023 Live Coverage Feed 10 hours ago Ford Swings to Profit, Withdraws Guidance; Stock Falls Shares of Ford were down in off-hours trading after the automaker withdrew its guidance for the year, citing the impact of the United Auto Workers strike. Wsj Staff, WSJ, 26 Oct. 2023 Meanwhile: Netflix shares rose in off-hours trading, after the company said customer growth in the third quarter was stronger than expected. Anna Hirtenstein, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2023 In June, special prosecutors accused Gutierrez Reed of drinking and smoking marijuana during off-hours while the western was in production. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 6 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of off-hour was in 1898

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“Off-hour.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-hour. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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