- n. 休假；暂时解雇；放假
- vt. 准假；暂时解雇
来自荷兰语。fur-, 同per-,完全的，-lough, 爱，许可，许假，词源同love, leave.
- furlough (n.)
- 1620s, vorloffe, from Dutch verlof, literally "permission," from Middle Dutch ver- "completely, for" + laf, lof "permission," from Proto-Germanic *laubo- (see leave (v.)). The -gh spelling predominated from 1770s and represents the "f" that had been pronounced at the end of the word but disappeared fairly soon thereafter in English.
- furlough (v.)
- 1783, "grant leave of absence" (to a soldier), from furlough (n.). Of employees, "lay off or suspend temporarily," by 1940. Related: Furloughed; furloughing.
- 1. This could mean a massive furlough of government workers.
- 2. I was at home on furlough.
- 3. Some soldiers went on furlough for two weeks.
- 4. I have a furlough every three years.
- 5. I suppose it was when he was here on furlough.
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