clock-watch·​er ˈkläk-ˌwä-chər How to pronounce clock-watcher (audio)
: a person (such as a worker or student) who keeps close watch on the passage of time
clock-watching noun

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clock-watcher was in 1911

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“Clock-watcher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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