Definition of gap year noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


gap year

BrE BrE//ˈɡæp jɪə(r)//
, BrE//ˈɡæp jɜː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæp jɪr//
(British English) University life
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a year that a young person spends working and/or travelling, often between leaving school and starting university I'm planning to take a gap year and go backpacking in India. See related entries: University life
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gap year