[ awf-doo-tee, -dyoo-, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈdu ti, -ˈdyu-, ˈɒf- /
not engaged in the performance of one's usual work: an off-duty police officer.
of, relating to, or during a period when a person is not at work.
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Origin of off-duty
First recorded in 1850–55
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Idioms and Phrases with off-duty
see under on duty.
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