The definition of a pastime is a hobby or an enjoyable way that you pass the time.(noun)
Spending your leisure time reading books for pleasure is an example of a pastime.
See pastime in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LME passe tyme, transl. of Fr passe-temps
See pastime in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English passe tyme
Origin: , translation of French passe temps
Origin: : passer, to pass
Origin: + temps, time.
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