semiretired

adjective

semi·​re·​tired ˌse-mē-ri-ˈtī(-ə)rd How to pronounce semiretired (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-
: working only part-time especially because of age or ill health

Examples of semiretired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But their words are little comfort to activists like Jay Becker, a semiretired paralegal in Chicago who has been marching for reproductive rights for decades. Joanna Slater, Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2023 My dad and stepmom are semiretired and do OK but are probably a little less financially sound. Annie Lane, oregonlive, 24 Mar. 2023 My dad and stepmom are semiretired and do OK, but are probably a little less financially sound. Annie Lane, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Mar. 2023 Jonathan Amy, a 74-year-old semiretired neurologist in McLean, Va., is still waiting for a nearly $10,000 refund on his 2020 taxes. Ashlea Ebeling, WSJ, 19 Mar. 2023 The semiretired Polish businessman looks to spend tens of thousands of dollars this year to lead a group of eight to Bouvet Island in the southern Atlantic, an uninhabited locale largely covered in glacial ice. John McCormick, WSJ, 6 May 2021 Carol Kendig, a 70-year-old, semiretired Portland, Ore., resident, also had her house and car outfitted with sensors. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 25 July 2018 Photo: Leah Nash for The Wall Street Journal Carol Kendig, a 70-year-old, semiretired Portland resident, also had her home outfitted. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, 25 July 2018 The group identified Delfin as a semiretired Russian three-star general, Nikolai F. Tkachev. Alan Cowell, New York Times, 25 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semiretired was in 1937

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“Semiretired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiretired. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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