[ awf-see-zuh n, of- ]
/ ˈɔfˈsi zən, ˈɒf- /
a time of year other than the regular or busiest one for a specific activity: Fares are lower in the off-season.
a time of year when business, manufacturing activity, etc., is less than normal or at an unusually low point.
of, relating to, or during the off-season: off-season hotel rates.
in or during the off-season: Traveling off-season is the easiest way to save vacation money.
Origin of off-season
First recorded in 1840–50
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for offseason
The Indianapolis Colts, the team that drafted him first overall in 1998, released him during that offseason.The Injuries That Made Peyton Manning and Tom Brady|Ben Teitelbaum|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was the offseason, and in this midday hour the city dozed.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper