half-holiday

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

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for half holiday

half holiday

noun

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