pen·​sion·​able ˈpen(t)-sh(ə-)nə-bəl How to pronounce pensionable (audio)
chiefly British
: of, relating to, qualified for, or qualifying for a pension
pensionable employees
a pensionable post

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, Parma gave its firefighters a $3,500 one-time pensionable payment using ARPA funds. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 21 Apr. 2022 The general idea is that participants would be offered a choice of two options, both of which would be benefit cuts compared to the present benefit formulas; either pensionable salary would be frozen or COLA benefit provisions would be reduced. Elizabeth Bauer, Forbes, 11 May 2021 In the longer run, there are also costs related to the fact that a smaller population of working age will have to contribute more to support the ranks of those of pensionable age. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2020 There’s growing opposition to the government’s proposals, which will see 42 different retirement systems linked to certain jobs, replaced by new arrangements that will mean those becoming of pensionable age operate under the same rules., 17 Sep. 2019 Legislators have also run bills to cap Oregon's pensionable salaries at $100,000. Janet Eastman,, 23 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pensionable.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pensionable was in 1869

Dictionary Entries Near pensionable

Cite this Entry

“Pensionable.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

A Good Old-Fashioned Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?