termer

noun
term·​er | \ ˈtər-mər How to pronounce termer (audio) \

Definition of termer

: a person serving for a specified term (as in a political office or in prison) a first termer

Examples of termer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The six-termer who represents parts of 10 counties from Truckee to Fresno was one of only 60 House members, all Republicans, to vote against a resolution condemning Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Joe Garofoli, SFChronicle.com, "Donald Trump has a friend in Tom McClintock, but so do marijuana advocates," 22 Oct. 2019 Iran and others are already beginning to see him as a one-termer. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Syria Fallout," 27 Dec. 2018 But short-termers dominate this crowd—and their influence is often outsize compared with their shareholdings. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Why Companies That Manage for The Long Term Perform Far Better. And Why Most Still Don’t," 21 May 2018 Democrats started out with more than enough ammunition to make Rauner a one-termer. Dahleen Glanton, chicagotribune.com, "Lack of exciting Democratic candidates could give us another four years of Rauner," 20 Mar. 2018 Another supporter of the bill is Sen. Dennis Linthicum, a Republican first-termer from Klamath Falls. Gordon R. Friedman, OregonLive.com, "Lawmakers push for openness on prescription pricing despite industry opposition," 15 Feb. 2018 The last President before Reagan who demurred was the one-termer whom Reagan beat, Jimmy Carter. Timothy J. Burger, Town & Country, "What's the Point of the White House Correspondents' Dinner if the President Doesn't Show Up?," 31 Mar. 2017 Iran and others are already beginning to see him as a one-termer. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "The Syria Fallout," 27 Dec. 2018 But short-termers dominate this crowd—and their influence is often outsize compared with their shareholdings. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Why Companies That Manage for The Long Term Perform Far Better. And Why Most Still Don’t," 21 May 2018

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First Known Use of termer

1609, in the meaning defined above

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“Termer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/termer. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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