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

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As far as the steelworkers and retirees go, there is a sense of frustration. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, "Van R. Reiner, former Bethlehem Steel executive who became president and CEO of Maryland Science Center, dies," 13 June 2019 Shayne Kniss, founder of the company that became Cura, began serving a three-year sentence in federal prison this spring after pleading guilty to taking money from Oregon retirees to invest in marijuana startups. Mike Rogoway,, "Behind Portland’s blockbuster marijuana deal: a Russian billionaire, cannabis consolidation," 9 June 2019 On this small patch of green next to their flat, retirees would meet to dance to music each afternoon. Julie Zaugg, CNN, "These North Korean defectors were sold into China as cybersex slaves. Then they escaped," 9 June 2019 In addition to people who are jobless, some are underemployed or just want to pick up extra money here and there, like retirees or teachers on vacation breaks. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "How to find short-term 'gig' jobs with a tap on your phone," 7 June 2019 The pension plan has an approximate $320 million unfunded liability, the difference in pension plan assets and what the retirement plan is obligated to pay retirees. Randy Diamond,, "CPS Energy’s pension plan lost more than $65 Million in 2018," 7 June 2019 At the gathering, the group also gave out its Service Award to Magen Daigle and Kayla Russell and honored this year’s retirees — Stacie Alfonso, Lisa Demarest, Frances Barisich and Dennis Bradley. Barry Lemoine,, "St. Bernard Reading Association celebrates successful year," 5 June 2019 Changes to required distributions Currently, retirees must begin taking taxable withdrawals from their IRAs and retirement accounts no later than age 70½. This half-year requirement is confusing for many, so the new bill raises the age to 72. Ray Martin, CBS News, "Congress' big chance to help workers save for retirement," 4 June 2019 The system works because retirees who die relatively young subsidize those who live a long time. Allison Schrager, Quartz, "It’s time to get over how much we hate annuities," 3 June 2019

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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

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

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