semi·​re·​tire·​ment ˌse-mē-ri-ˈtī(-ə)r-mənt How to pronounce semiretirement (audio)
: the state or condition of being semiretired

Examples of semiretirement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roker, 68, has been a staple on Today as the program's premier weather anchor since 1996, and previously made appearances as a substitute weathercaster from 1990 to 1995, filling in for the late Willard Scott before his semiretirement. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 3 Jan. 2023 About 30 circuit court judges nominated by Democratic presidents may be eligible to take senior status — a kind of semiretirement — but have not chosen to do so, according to Russell Wheeler, a fellow at the Brookings Institution who is an expert on the federal judiciary. Seung Min Kim Washington Post, Star Tribune, 26 Oct. 2020 But Frank Shields, the nonplaying captain of the team, removed him from cup play afterward and replaced him with Ted Schroeder, who had been in semiretirement. Richard Goldstein, New York Times, 6 Jan. 2023 Key was wearing a black V-neck T-shirt, khaki shorts and sandals: Southern California semiretirement chic. Christopher Cox, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2023 Some senior officials, meanwhile, have been sidelined with assignments that many consider to be semiretirement roles. Chun Han Wong, WSJ, 29 July 2022 The elevation of Goldberg — who came out of semiretirement to run and win a return to the board in 2019 — represents an early marker of success for the United Teachers Los Angeles union. Howard Blumestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2023 Confirmed on a vote of 64-34, Judge Childs is set to replace Judge David Tatel, who in May took senior status, a form of semiretirement that creates a judicial vacancy. Jan Wolfe, WSJ, 19 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1923, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semiretirement was in 1923

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“Semiretirement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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