Last modified on 12 August 2012, at 22:28

sit-down

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sit down.

AdjectiveEdit

sit-down (not comparable)

  1. Intended to be done while sitting.

NounEdit

sit-down (plural sit-downs)

  1. An act of sitting down, especially with other people in some form of social exchange.
  2. A sit-in, a protest of civil disobedience by people sitting and refusing to move.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 108:
      I helped organize a sit-down outside an Oxford hairdressers' shop that refused black female customers.