- done or accomplished while sitting down: sit-down meetings between the two party leaders.
- (of a meal or food) served to or intended for persons seated at a table: a sit-down dinner.
- Informal. a period or instance of sitting, as to relax, talk, or the like: They had a profitable sit-down together.
- sit-down strike.
- a protest demonstration whereby participants refuse to move from a public place.
- Informal. a meal, especially a dinner, served to persons who are seated at a table.
Origin of sit-down
First recorded in 1830–40; adj. and noun use of verb phrase sit down
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Word Origin and History for sit-down
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