From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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off-yearˈoff-year noun [countable usually singular] 1 BADa year when something is not as successful as usualoff-year for an off-year for car sales2 American EnglishPPV a year in which no national political elections happen
Examples from the Corpus
off-yearAnything short of the Super Bowl is considered an foran off-year for car sales