clock-watcher

noun
clock-watch·​er | \ ˈkläk-ˌwä-chər How to pronounce clock-watcher (audio) \

Definition of clock-watcher

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

Other Words from clock-watcher

clock-watching \ ˈkläk-​ˌwä-​chiŋ How to pronounce clock-watcher (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of clock-watcher

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Clock-watcher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clock-watcher. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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