re·tir·ee | \ri-ˌtī-ˈrē \

Definition of retiree 

: a person who has retired from a working or professional career

Examples of retiree in a Sentence

a group of elderly retirees

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Whether an investor is a millennial looking to ditch their roommate, or a retiree making sure all of their ducks are in a row, there seems to be one constant variable: the tendency to include one’s home in their investment portfolio. Eduardo Gruener, miamiherald, "No, your house is not an investment," 9 July 2018 About a dozen Arizonans contributed during the last quarter, disclosed donations show, including multiple donations from a Wickenburg retiree. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Most donations to Joe Arpaio's U.S. Senate campaign come from California," 8 July 2018 She had been employed by CW Resources for over 10 years and a retiree of Pearse-Pearson Co. Hartford Courant,, "Rachel Ann Mastronunzio," 6 July 2018 As a recent law enforcement retiree, my husband knows these calls are bogus. Jeanne Phillips,, "Freshman’s plans for college include breast enhancement," 29 June 2018 The public hearings will move forward for the two remaining appointees, Everett Cocroft and William Gielow, who are retirees from the city's Fire and Police Departments. Ashley Luthern, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Hearings set for 2 of Mayor Tom Barrett's Fire and Police Commission picks; 1 drops out," 12 July 2018 Five of the donations came from the Wickenburg retiree, three were from Scottsdale, and others came from Sun Lakes, Mesa, Sun City West, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Morristown, and Parker. Ronald J. Hansen, azcentral, "Most donations to Joe Arpaio's U.S. Senate campaign come from California," 8 July 2018 There are smaller sanctuaries (for chimps and other animals) in the country but with the addition of five new retirees in May, Chimp Haven became the largest chimpanzee sanctuary in the world. Rick Kogan,, "Lincoln Park Zoo partners with Chimp Haven — a place where chimps can get out of their lab cages and live free," 21 June 2018 For many decades, South Florida was known as the playground for retirees, who overwhelmingly emigrated from the Northeast United States. Juliette Mavroleon, miamiherald, "More high-quality private schools would electrify South Florida real estate," 17 June 2018

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First Known Use of retiree

1935, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of retiree

: someone who has permanently stopped working in a job or profession : a person who has retired

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