[ noun awf-ouuh r, -ou-er, -ouuh r, -ou-er, of-; adjective awf-ouuh r, -ou-er, of- ]
/ noun ˈɔfˈaʊər, -ˈaʊ ər, -ˌaʊər, -ˌaʊ ər, ˈɒf-; adjective ˈɔfˈaʊər, -ˈaʊ ər, ˈɒf- /
an hour or other period when a person is not at a job: I spend my off-hours reading.
a period outside of rush hours or greatest activity: I travel by subway during the off-hours.
of, relating to, or during an off-hour: The off-hour traffic will be lighter.
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Origin of off-hour
First recorded in 1930–35
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