[noun awf-ouuh r, -ou-er, -ouuh r, -ou-er, of-; adjective awf-ouuh r, -ou-er, of-]
- an hour or other period when a person is not at a job: I spend my off-hours reading.
- a period outside of rush hours or greatest activity: I travel by subway during the off-hours.
- of, relating to, or during an off-hour: The off-hour traffic will be lighter.
Origin of off-hour
First recorded in 1930–35
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Examples from the Web for off-hours
But notice, in any of these off-hours, what exercise these girls take.How to Get Strong and How to Stay So
But he promised himself at least to take advantage of off-hours.Roderick Hudson
He was a waiter, like myself—not a bad sort of chap, though a bit of a toff in his off-hours.The Observations of Henry
Jerome K. Jerome
It was therefore arranged that I should go to him during all the off-hours of my work; and this I did.
By this time the Club was well under way; and from that time forth its secretary kept my off-hours well supplied with business.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)