pen·​sion·​er ˈpen(t)-sh(ə-)nər How to pronounce pensioner (audio)
: a person who receives or lives on a pension

Examples of pensioner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Freddie saw his employer go from something akin to a family business with layers of oversight at every turn, to a place where pensioners saw their benefits slashed, and left in droves. Will Daniel, Fortune, 26 June 2024 The pensioners' applications can be as short as a couple of pages or as long as 100 pages, Suzanne Isaacs and Nancy Sullivan, community managers with the National Archives, told USA TODAY. Phaedra Trethan, USA TODAY, 27 May 2024 Meta’s investor base is 64% institutional, which means that both directly and indirectly, public pensioners own a significant share of the company. Bradley Tusk, New York Daily News, 7 Feb. 2024 These included government transfers directly into the accounts of pensioners, farmers, and women, eliminating the myriad middlemen who used to take a cut. Rohit Lamba, Foreign Affairs, 28 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for pensioner 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pensioner was in the 15th century

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“Pensioner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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pen·​sion·​er ˈpench-(ə-)nər How to pronounce pensioner (audio)
: a person who receives or lives on a pension

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