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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But Todd Boyle, a 66-year-old retiree in Eugene, said the bill makes sense because there is land, like his, that could be developed further if not for zoning ordinances. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "Oregon aims to tackle homelessness, housing crisis," 11 Feb. 2019 As of 2013, Illinois had nearly $160 billion in unfunded pension and retiree healthcare liabilities. Rick Pearson,, "Supreme Court decision to be key part of Rauner's legacy, win or lose in November," 29 June 2018 Chang also was responsible for doing follow-up care and prescribing medicine to New York City Fire Department members and retirees, prosecutors said. Jared Gilmour, miamiherald, "Doctor was paid to treat 9/11 firefighters. He vacationed abroad and stole $160,000, cops say," 30 May 2018 Ruth’s two largest contributions were $1,000 each, one from a retiree and one from a government IT specialist, both of Catonsville. Cody Boteler,, "Incumbent Quirk, with fewer donors, spending and raising more than primary opponent Ruth in county council race," 30 May 2018 Military officers are joining the exodus of Venezuelans to Colombia and Brazil, fleeing barracks and forcing President Nicolas Maduro’s government to call upon retirees and militia to fill the void. Fabiola Zerpa,, "Venezuelan Soldiers Desert in Droves With Presidential Election Ahead," 7 May 2018 Don’t say architecture can’t be funny; the structure was originally topped with a gilded antenna, both a reference to the religious spires that dot the Philadelphia skyline and a sly wink at the most popular pastime of retirees, watching television. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Masterpieces of Robert Venturi, a postmodern architecture icon," 20 Sep. 2018 The nation’s burgeoning pension crisis has spurred thousands of workers and retirees to rally in Ohio’s capital. Washington Post, "Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis," 12 July 2018 Economists say reform is necessary in order to offset the double-strain on the country’s economy of a growing number of retirees combined with the lower birth rates seen after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Elena Holodny /, NBC News, "Vladimir Putin's popularity dips amid retirement age proposal," 9 July 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

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

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