- a holiday limited to half a working day or half an academic day.
Origin of half-holiday
First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for half-holiday
On the day after her failure to keep her appointment with Wilson she had her half-holiday.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
They always do it, Tommy says, even when they have a half-holiday.
Makola gave himself a half-holiday, and bathed his children in the river.Tales of Unrest
He looked uncritical and very young, as rosy as a school-boy on a half-holiday.The Tragic Muse
It is half-holiday, and, as it is wet, Master Fred is lounging about in-doors.Child-Land