pensioner

noun
pen·​sion·​er | \ ˈpen(t)-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce pensioner (audio) \

Definition of pensioner

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

Examples of pensioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In nearby Poland, Barbara Grotowska, a pensioner, said outside a discount supermarket in the capital of Warsaw that she’s been hit hardest by her garbage collection fee nearly tripling to 88 zlotys ($21). The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Nov. 2021 In nearby Poland, Barbara Grotowska, a 71-year-old pensioner, said outside a discount supermarket in the capital of Warsaw that she’s been hit hardest by her garbage collection fee nearly tripling to 88 zlotys ($21). chicagotribune.com, 29 Nov. 2021 In nearby Poland, Barbara Grotowska, a 71-year-old pensioner, said outside a discount supermarket in the capital of Warsaw that she's been hit hardest by her garbage collection fee nearly tripling to 88 zlotys ($21). Fox News, 20 Nov. 2021 And in July, when Nava Meir Kopel, a pensioner from the town of Nes Tziona near Tel Aviv, recognized her cousin, Kuba Zajdband, in a photo taken in Oswiecim in 1957 and uploaded to the Facebook group. Cnaan Liphshiz, sun-sentinel.com, 17 Nov. 2021 Marie Malenova, a Czech pensioner in a tidy, prosperous village in South Moravia, had not voted since 1989, the year her country held its first free elections after more than four decades of communist rule. New York Times, 13 Oct. 2021 German authorities seized the Panther medium tank in 2015 from a pensioner who bought the vehicle as scrap and hid it in his basement. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 29 July 2021 Sometime in the early 2000s, a report on elder suicide was released which named France has having the highest rate of pensioner suicides in Europe. Sara Zeff Geber, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Gina, a pensioner who declined to give her surname, rejected the concept outright. CNN, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of pensioner

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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8 Jan 2022

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“Pensioner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pensioner. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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pensioner

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pensioner

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

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