part-time

adjective
\ ˈpärt-ˈtīm How to pronounce part-time (audio) \

Definition of part-time

: involving or working less than customary or standard hours a part-time job part-time students

Other Words from part-time

part-time adverb
part-timer \ ˈpärt-​ˌtī-​mər How to pronounce part-timer (audio) , -​ˈtī-​ \ noun

First Known Use of part-time

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of part-time was in 1856

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“Part-time.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/part-time. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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part-time

adjective
How to pronounce part-time (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of part-time

: working or involving fewer hours than is considered normal or standard

part-time

adjective
\ ˈpärt-ˈtīm \

Kids Definition of part-time

: involving fewer than the usual hours part-time work

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