1

rehire

verb re·hire \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhī(-ə)r \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rehire

rehired; rehiring
: 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

First Known Use of rehire

1766

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

2

rehire

noun re·hire \ ˈrē-ˌhī(-ə)r \

Definition of rehire

plural rehires
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

1927

in the meaning defined at sense 1

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rehire? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to grant as a privilege or special favor

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!