join·​er ˈjȯi-nər How to pronounce joiner (audio)
: one that joins: such as
: a person whose occupation is to construct articles by joining pieces of wood
: a gregarious or civic-minded person who joins many organizations

Examples of joiner in a Sentence

He's not a joiner. He prefers to do things by himself.
Recent Examples on the Web John was a joiner, an irresponsible, promiscuous joiner. Neal B. Freeman, National Review, 23 Apr. 2024 Not churchgoers or joiners, still my people sang, up Highway 12 or Arnold Drive, depending on the traffic. Ada Limón, The New Yorker, 6 Nov. 2023 The quickest joiners, Finland and Sweden, did it in a little over two years, and the slowest, Portugal and Spain, required nearly eight. Carl Bildt, Foreign Affairs, 28 Sep. 2023 Threads is a brand extension versus a totally new product, and the early joiners (like me) were easy to cherry-pick at launch. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, 11 July 2023 So part of what makes Bluesky so attractive right now — exclusivity — has also led to demand as prospective joiners try to talk their way in. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 27 Apr. 2023 Not only can employers start making changes to their current process for future joiners, but the report also recommends managers re-onboard their entire workforce. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 15 Mar. 2023 Carpenters, caulkers, riggers, and joiners combed over its decks like rats (which were also plentiful). David Grann, The New Yorker, 28 Feb. 2023 In 2022 alone, Lakehouse hosted 11 programs for our interns, 7 for new managers, and 65 orientations for new joiners. Sandy Torchia, Quartz, 24 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of joiner was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Joiner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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join·​er ˈjȯi-nər How to pronounce joiner (audio)
: a woodworker who constructs articles by joining pieces of wood
: a person who joins many organizations

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