rehire

verb
re·​hire | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhī(-ə)r How to pronounce rehire (audio) \
rehired; rehiring

Definition of rehire

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to hire (someone) back into the same company or job Her MO: She would simply quit, only to be rehired with her demands met.— Lorraine Ali Nineteen employees in the front office were let go; some of those people have been rehired on a contract basis to do the same jobs.— Tim Kurkjian

rehire

noun
re·​hire | \ ˈrē-ˌhī(-ə)r How to pronounce rehire (audio) \
plural rehires

Definition of rehire (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person who has been rehired Whether the employee is a new hire or a rehire is not relevant for processing the payroll.— Vicki M. Lambert
2 : the act of rehiring a former employee or group of employees The company has no plans for a rehire.

First Known Use of rehire

Verb

1766, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rehire.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rehire. Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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rehire

verb

English Language Learners Definition of rehire

: to hire (someone) back into the same company or job

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