Nearby words

  1. layette,
  2. laying on of hands,
  3. layman,
  4. layoff,
  5. layout,
  6. laypeople,
  7. layperson,
  8. laysan,
  9. layshaft,
  10. laytime

Origin of layover

1870–75, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase lay over Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for layover



also lay-over, "a stop overnight," 1873, from lay (v.) + over. Earlier as "a cloth laid over a table-cloth" (1777).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper