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 At 3186 pounds, our DCT test car weighed 96 pounds more than our manual long-termer, with the amount of mass over the front wheels increasing from 63.7 to 65.2 percent. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Hyundai Veloster N DCT Gets Quicker and Comfier," 22 Dec. 2020 Americans, by a sizable margin, rejected that nonsense and made Trump a rarity among presidents — a one-termer who lost a re-election bid. Scott Gillespie, Star Tribune, "Trump's last stand: Please make it stop," 12 Nov. 2020 Extra lonely is the life of the long-termer with the current honor of being the least powerful. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, "Our 2019 Honda Insight Touring Is Memorable, Just Not for Its Looks," 20 Mar. 2020 A few of our other winter-tire-wearing long-termers, such as the Honda Passport, haven’t been so quiet. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Our Ford Mustang Bullitt Remains a Lovable Steed Through an Unlovable Season," 16 Mar. 2020 Our long-termer's hearty initial duty cycle has unfortunately resulted in evidence of wear and tear, though. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Long-Term 2019 Volvo XC60: New Engine, New Platform, New Factory, No Surprises," 13 Feb. 2020 Despite our quibbles, the XC60 hit 40,000 miles sooner than most long-termers, as our staff frequently requested it for long-haul road trips to faraway places such as Georgia, New York, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "Long-Term 2019 Volvo XC60: New Engine, New Platform, New Factory, No Surprises," 13 Feb. 2020 Some of our long-termers have racked up considerably more mileage over the same period. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "We'd Like Our Nissan Altima More If It Were Quicker," 6 Feb. 2020 Our long-termer has so far averaged 21 mpg in mixed driving. Daniel Pund, Car and Driver, "Our 2020 Kia Telluride Is Proving to Be Frustratingly Sturdy," 13 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of termer

1609, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of termer was in 1609

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31 Dec 2020

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“Termer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/termer. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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