pensioner

noun pen·sion·er \ ˈpen(t)-sh(ə-)nər \
Updated on: 5 Dec 2017

Definition of pensioner

1 : a person who receives or lives on a pension
2 obsolete
b : retainer

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First Known Use of pensioner

15th century


PENSIONER Defined for English Language Learners

pensioner

noun

Definition of pensioner for English Language Learners

  • : a person who receives or lives on a pension; especially : a person who receives a government pension


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