open season

noun

Definition of open season

  1. 1 :  a period when it is legal to kill or catch game or fish protected at other times by law

  2. 2 :  a time during which someone or something is the object of sustained attack or criticism

Circa 1890

First Known Use of open season

circa 1890


OPEN SEASON Defined for English Language Learners

open season

noun

Definition of open season for English Language Learners

  • : a time of year when it is legal to kill certain fish or animals

  • : a time when someone or something is being attacked or criticized by many people

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