Origin of off year
Related formsoff-year, adjective
Examples from the Web for off year
The off-year special election into which Duke threw himself drew little media notice at first.
So far, Ready for Hillary's foray into off-year elections is mixed.Ready for Hillary Super PAC Throws In for 2014 Midterms|David Freedlander|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, in an off-year special election those patterns might not hold.
Canter acknowledges that the Democrats talk about “field” in every off-year election.Democrats’ Best Weapon for Midterms: Fear of a Red Senate|Michael Tomasky|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead, the off-year had elections of less political significance but scandals that were a lot more fun.
At the present time the Red Astrachans are ripe and the two off-year branches are fairly well loaded with magnificent apples.In Pastures Green|Peter McArthur
Every President in the off-year election urges the election of a Congress of his own party.Woodrow Wilson's Administration and Achievements|Frank B. Lord and James William Bryan
By the latter system the ploughing is done in the off-year, and the land left a naked fallow.A Report on Washington Territory|William Henry Ruffner