off year

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noun

a year without a major, especially presidential, election.
a year marked by reduced or inferior production or activity in a particular field, as farming, business, or sports: With its wet, cold summer, this was an off year for grapes.

Origin of off year

First recorded in 1870–75

Related forms

off-year, adjective
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