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See also: chômage and Chômage



Borrowed from French chômage


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.