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off-duty

[ awf-doo-tee, -dyoo-, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈdu ti, -ˈdyu-, ˈɒf- /
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adjective
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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off duty

see under on duty.

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