full-tim·​er ˈfu̇l-ˈtī-mər How to pronounce full-timer (audio)
: a person who works full-time

Examples of full-timer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ford says its average full-timer received $75,000 of profit-sharing payments over the past 10 years. Lauren Kaori Gurley, BostonGlobe.com, 17 Sep. 2023 Wages for full-timers at the Big Three currently range from roughly $18 an hour to $32 an hour, depending on seniority, according to the union. Jeanne Whalen, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Sep. 2023 If the Snakes would rather use Pham as a full-timer, so be it. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 3 Aug. 2023 The pandemic turned drag Twitch streamer DEERE into a full-timer; as a makeup artist, her gigs vanished. Madeline Ashby, WIRED, 17 July 2023 The issues then, as now, included the company’s reliance on part-timers — who often worked as many hours as full-timers, but were paid less. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 21 June 2023 In addition to its 30 full-timers, the department has four part-time dispatchers and four supervisors. Elena Santa Cruz, The Arizona Republic, 26 May 2023 Most often, half-timers are more motivated to complete a specific project and are not burdened with attrition factors full-timers would be vulnerable to. Plamen Tsekov, Forbes, 3 May 2023 That enables them to keep seven full-time employees, which is boosted by two or three more full-timers in summer, which produces about 70% of their annual revenue. Gary Stern, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of full-timer was in 1839

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“Full-timer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full-timer. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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