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day off

A day away from work, school, or a similar obligation; a free day. For example, Sophie always used her day off to do errands. [Late 1800s]

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Related Words for day off

furlough, vacation, sabbatical, downtime, respite, Sabbath, Saturday, Sunday, break, holiday, liberty, pause, recess

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Historical Examples of day off

  • I left Elise and the cook alone, two poor defenceless women; the gardener is taking his weekly day-off in the village.

    The Destroying Angel

    Louis Joseph Vance