- The definition of a pastime is a hobby or an enjoyable way that you pass the time.
Spending your leisure time reading books for pleasure is an example of a pastime.
Reading is a fun pastime.
pastime definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Late Middle English passe tyme, translated, translation of French passe-temps
pastime definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English passe tyme, translation of French passe temps : passer, to pass + temps, time.