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

Origin of half-holiday

First recorded in 1545–55
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Examples from the Web for half-holiday

Historical Examples of half-holiday

  • On the day after her failure to keep her appointment with Wilson she had her half-holiday.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • They always do it, Tommy says, even when they have a half-holiday.

  • Makola gave himself a half-holiday, and bathed his children in the river.

    Tales of Unrest

    Joseph Conrad

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

    The Tragic Muse

    Henry James

  • It is half-holiday, and, as it is wet, Master Fred is lounging about in-doors.


    Oscar Pletsch