A temporary layoff. Forced to be done by executives in order to satisfy a lowered budget.
The ECE department's faculty is having a furlough Friday and will not be available on that day.
by random frustrated UC student September 25, 2009
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A drinking day for all federal goverment employees!
Dude we just go furloughed, lets go to the bar!
by Grizboy October 01, 2013
Used as another word for ditching/cutting a class (usually in college)
Dude I'm furloughing my 7am class tomorrow for sure.
by kelvinator1 November 02, 2009