term·​er ˈtər-mər How to pronounce termer (audio)
: a person serving for a specified term (as in a political office or in prison)
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Examples of termer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Likely long-termers Jabari Smith Jr. Rockets coaches remain quite high on Smith despite his shaky rookie season, viewing the 2022 No. 3 pick as a potentially destructive defensive force who does more than simply space the floor on the other end. Michael Shapiro, Chron, 14 Mar. 2023 Just ask one-termer Carter. James Pethokoukis, The Week, 12 Jan. 2022 Board President Toni Preckwinkle is attempting to win her fourth term in office; Tom Dart is vying to stay on as sheriff, a post he’s held since 2006; and first-termer Fritz Kaegi is hoping to get reelected for the first time. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 23 June 2022 Cook is the third long-serving mayor in Hamilton County to step away from the job, following seven-term Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard last year and four-termer John Ditslear of Noblesville in 2019. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Feb. 2023 Bush, the father of George W. Bush and former CIA director, was another one-termer like Trump but with a broad national security portfolio. Josh Meyer, USA TODAY, 26 Jan. 2023 Our long-termer pulled 0.70 g on the skidpad and came to a halt from 70 mph in 204 feet. Becca Hackett, Car and Driver, 30 Nov. 2022 Similarly, a previous test of another Sonata N Line on our 75-mph highway route returned an EPA-matching 33 mpg—impressive for this car's hot-rod-like personality—even if our 2018 Honda Accord Sport long-termer was thriftier at the pump still. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 22 Feb. 2022 Front drivers are now 36-mpg machines, and all-wheel-drive Siennas, such as our long-termer, get a big 35 mpg on the Monroney label. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, 20 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1609, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of termer was in 1609

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“Termer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/termer. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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