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.

Nearby words

  1. off the track,
  2. off the wagon,
  3. off the wall,
  4. off topic,
  5. off with her head! off with his head!,
  6. off, be,
  7. off-air,
  8. off-and-on,
  9. off-balance,
  10. off-balance sheet reserve

Origin of off year

First recorded in 1870–75

Related formsoff-year, adjective

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