post·​re·​tire·​ment ˌpōst-ri-ˈtī(-ə)r-mənt How to pronounce postretirement (audio)
: occurring or existing after retirement
postretirement plans
… an income reduction upon retirement of over 40 percent often leads to postretirement incomes below the poverty level.Maximiliane E. Szinovacz

Examples of postretirement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His divorce from his second wife, after his retirement, revealed $2.5 million of annual postretirement perks such as corporate-jet use and country-club memberships, prompting an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Thomas Gryta, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2020 Returning to an earlier passion can ignite new energy and positive engagement in postretirement life. Kathy E. Kram, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of postretirement was in 1911

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

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