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time killer

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noun
  1. a person with free time to spend.
  2. an activity that helps the time to go by agreeably or tolerably; pastime.
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Origin of time killer

First recorded in 1745–55
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Historical Examples

  • In London, it is a sort of time-killer, or exchange of looks and smiles.

    Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II.

    Pierce Egan

  • For a little while the magazine, or rather the pictures in it, sufficed for a time-killer.

    The Price

    Francis Lynde