Definition of working year in English:

working year

noun

  • 1Jewish History. Any one of the six years in a sabbatical cycle during which agricultural work is done, as opposed to a sabbatical year.

  • 2The part of a year allotted to or spent at work, or during which a person works (excluding holidays, seasonal breaks, etc.).

  • 3In plural The part of life during which a person (typically) works, especially as opposed to being of school age or in retirement.

Origin

Early 18th century. From working + year.

Pronunciation

working year

/ˌwəːkɪŋ ˈjəː//ˌwəːkɪŋ ˈjɪə/