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clock–watcher

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noun clock–watch·er \-ˌwä-chər\

Definition of clock–watcher

  1. :  a person (as a worker or student) who keeps close watch on the passage of time

clock–watching play \-chiŋ\ noun


1911

First Known Use of clock–watcher

1911

Rhymes with clock–watcher


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