chomage

See also: chômage and Chômage

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chômage

NounEdit

chomage (countable and uncountable, plural chomages)

  1. (obsolete) A period when a mill, factory, etc. stands still or idle.
    • 1851, The Farmer's Magazine (page 536)
      For many generations the canal was regularly dried once a year, for an interval of a month or six weeks, for the purpose of repairs. These chomages, as they are called, now, however, take place only once in two or in three years.