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half-holiday

[ haf-hol-i-dey, hahf- ]

noun

  1. a holiday limited to half a working day or half an academic day.


half holiday

noun

  1. a day of which either the morning or the afternoon is a holiday


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Word History and Origins

Origin of half-holiday1

First recorded in 1545–55

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Example Sentences

He looked uncritical and very young, as rosy as a school-boy on a half-holiday.

I had handed him quite large profits that morning; so I ventured to ask for a half-holiday.

As it was a half-holiday I thought I would get all my papers ready against the cricket and football meeting this evening.

A general half-holiday is given on one day of each week during at least two summer months.

Besides, it was not a pushing neighborhood; and whenever he would he took for himself a half-holiday.

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