Origin of pastime
Examples from the Web for pastime
Cooking up scientific explanations of the plagues has been a pastime for years.Liberian Pastors Blame Ebola on Gays, The Right Blames Obama|Jay Michaelson|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And if horse racing endures and survives, it will be the result of an overdue focus on the august animal that defines the pastime.
Let it be a hobby, a pastime, a social thing—like it used to be, like it always was.
As a pastime, bow hunting has a more refined history than other modes of recreational animal killing.
People like to brag about their connections in D.C. It's a pastime for some.
They nodded to him and again became intent on their pastime.Marietta|F. Marion Crawford
Not far from this resting-place is the chief place of rendezvous and pastime of the citizens.A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy|Ida Pfeiffer
For pastime she played baccarat at Curzon Street and lost six hundred pounds.The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett|Compton Mackenzie
Pray now, good father hermit, have not you here some other pastime besides fasting?Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
With many a pastime they whiled the hours away, but still her love constrained him and often gave him dole.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for pastime
Word Origin for pastime
Word Origin and History for pastime
late 15c., passe tyme "recreation, diversion, amusement, sport," from pass (v.) + time (n.). Formed on model of Middle French passe-temps (15c.), from passe, imperative of passer "to pass" + temps "time."