[ awf-see-zuh n, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈsi zən, ˈɒf- /
a time of year other than the regular or busiest one for a specific activity: Fares are lower in the off-season.
a time of year when business, manufacturing activity, etc., is less than normal or at an unusually low point.
of, relating to, or during the off-season: off-season hotel rates.
in or during the off-season: Traveling off-season is the easiest way to save vacation money.
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Origin of off-season
First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for off season
adjective (off-season when prenominal)
denoting or occurring during a period of little activity in a trade or business
such a period
in an off-season period
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Word Origin and History for off season
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