stop-off

or stop·off

[ stop-awf, -of ]
/ ˈstɒpˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

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Origin of stop-off

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase stop off
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Example sentences from the Web for stop-off

  • Faix, yer ticket reads straight through, wid no stop-off priv'leges whatever.

    Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm

British Dictionary definitions for stop-off

stop off

stop in or esp US stop by


verb

(intr, adverb often foll by at) to halt and call somewhere, as on a visit or errand, esp en route to another place

noun stopoff

  1. a break in a journey
  2. (as modifier)stopoff point
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Idioms and Phrases with stop-off

stop off

Also, stop over. Interrupt a journey for a short stay somewhere, as in When we drove through Massachusetts we stopped off for a few days at Cape Cod, or When you're in the area try to stop over and see our new house. [Mid-1800s]

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