time killer


Definition of time killer

1 : a person with free time
2 : something that passes the time : diversion

Examples of time killer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Our hikes, once the highlight of Leo’s and my afternoon, now serve as another time killer. Beth Spotswood, SFChronicle.com, "Our mental state gets strained in times of crisis — and it happens to a lot of us," 22 Apr. 2020 Remember, the hot dog is already being delivered to the mouth in a semi-suspension of bucket water, so taking extra gulps may seem like a time killer. Aj Willingham, CNN, "The best scarfing methods at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest," 4 July 2019 But the info screen won’t be a haven for time killers. Jonathan Takiff, Philly.com, "Will Philly's new video kiosks damage the city's historic brand?," 23 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of time killer

1728, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Time killer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/time%20killer. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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