Pastime



[pas-tahym, pahs-] /ˈpæsˌtaɪm, ˈpɑs-/

noun
1.
something that serves to make time pass agreeably; a pleasant means of amusement, recreation, or sport:
to play cards as a pastime.
/ˈpɑːsˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
an activity or entertainment which makes time pass pleasantly: golf is my favourite pastime
n.

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.”

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