pre·​re·​tire·​ment ˌprē-ri-ˈtī(-ə)r-mənt How to pronounce preretirement (audio)
variants or pre-retirement
: of, relating to, or occurring in a time before retirement
preretirement income
preretirement planning
the preretirement years

Examples of preretirement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fidelity's guidelines note that retiring at 62 would boost the savings estimate to 55% of pretax, preretirement income and require about 14 times of a person's current income by age 62. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 8 June 2023 While the Bradleys have maintained their preretirement lifestyle, inflation is a concern. Veronica Dagher, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2023 Targeting an across-the-board income goal of 80 percent of preretirement income when that retirement can last upwards of 30 years seems so inflexible as to be of little use. Steve Parrish, Forbes, 5 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of preretirement was in 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Preretirement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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