Meaning of “pastime” in the English Dictionary

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"pastime" in British English

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pastimenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpɑːs.taɪm/ us /ˈpæs.taɪm/

C2 an activity that is done for enjoyment:

Do-it-yourself is the nation's most popular pastime.
figurative Suing people, especially doctors, is becoming a national pastime (= common activity) in America.
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(Definition of “pastime” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pastime" in American English

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pastimenoun [ C ]

us /ˈpæsˌtɑɪm/

an activity that is done for enjoyment:

Hockey is Canada’s national pastime.

(Definition of “pastime” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)