re·​tir·​ee | \ ri-ˌtī-ˈrē How to pronounce retiree (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web The Postal Service, Partenheimer said, favors integrating retiree health-care costs into Medicare, which would shift tens of billions of dollars worth of obligations off the mail service and onto taxpayers. Washington Post, "Biden inherited a USPS crisis. Here’s how Democrats want to fix it.," 6 Feb. 2021 Meanwhile, Witten and fellow retiree Philip Rivers are going into coaching, but not at the NFL level. Ben Volin,, "Leftover story lines for the Super Bowl," 6 Feb. 2021 The Yes on 22 campaign released a statement from Jim Pyatt, a Modesto retiree who drives with Uber. Carolyn Said, San Francisco Chronicle, "Union-backed Prop. 22 challenge rejected by California Supreme Court," 3 Feb. 2021 On the day of Sturgeon's tour, a New Jersey retiree who winters in Ocala, Dewitt Marsh, was steering his electric scooter along a Silver Springs State Park path. Kevin Spear, USA TODAY, "'They won't have to separate from ... family': Florida attraction to get glass-bottom boat for wheelchairs," 25 Jan. 2021 Democrat Jon Ossoff is running against Republican Sen. David Perdue, and Democrat Raphael Warnock is running against GOP incumbent Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed in 2019 to replace a retiree. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for January 5: Senate runoffs, Covid, transition, Jacob Blake, Iran," 5 Jan. 2021 But when a kindly bearded retiree calling himself Kris Kringle comes into their lives, all of their Christmas wishes for love, home and family come true. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Oceanside couple take ‘Miracle’ play back to its auditory beginnings," 19 Dec. 2020 The gap between revenue and reported losses was also the result of expenses that the U.S. government imposes on the postal service and which other businesses don’t face, like the pre-funding of retiree health care pensions well into the future. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, "The USPS is still in big trouble under Biden," 9 Dec. 2020 Bob Biedron, a recent retiree and volunteer at the VPFB since March, has a four-step checklist: Mask on, temperature checked, hands washed, and gloves worn. Noah Robertson, The Christian Science Monitor, "More American families struggling to afford food. Can food banks cope?," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of retiree

1935, in the meaning defined above

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20 Feb 2021

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“Retiree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of retiree

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

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