semiretired

adjective
semi·​re·​tired | \ ˌse-mē-ri-ˈtī(-ə)rd How to pronounce semiretired (audio) , ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi- \

Definition of semiretired

: working only part-time especially because of age or ill health

Examples of semiretired in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Mark Wendell, a semiretired construction worker from San Pablo, Calif., just happened to occupy one of the seats directly in front of Run TMC. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, 21 May 2018 Her husband, David Foy, 67, a semiretired yacht mechanic, owns a house in Germanton, N.C. His Wi-Fi, GoatHill1, is inspired by its surroundings. Hilary Sheinbaum, New York Times, 13 Sep. 2017 Ms. Campbell-Coleman, a semiretired nurse in Charlotte, N.C., received the photo in an email from Mr. Cellini last week. Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of semiretired

1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Semiretired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiretired. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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