furlough - Dictionary definition and meaning for word furlough
FOR+LAUGH....Imagine that you are a soldier and your are saying to your senior that Sir I want to laugh with my family members and I want leave FORLAUGH....please consider my case
furl(roll)ough(ouch),you slipped,rolled and got hurt.you need leave from work
it has got 2 meaning. temporary leave and temporary lay off. You take leave for laughing with family and once you go back you see that you are temporarily laid off.