[adjective pahrt-tahym; adverb pahrt-tahym]
- employed to work, used, expected to function, etc., less than the usual or full time: a part-time clerk.
- lasting, requiring, or being in force only a part of the time: part-time employment; part-time jobs.
- on a part-time basis: to work part-time.
Origin of part-time
First recorded in 1890–95; adj., adv. use of part time
- a period of time that is less than the usual or full time.
Compare full time.
Origin of part time
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for part-time
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This week he was fired from his part-time position teaching French at an Ohio Christian college, which found the ad in poor taste.The Boehner-Haters Are Back With a Vengeance
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As a part-time historian I can tell you there's a word for that—Judas goat.Measure for a Loner
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Of the total enrollment, over 4,000 were adults or part-time students.
Since many of the ships put to sea infrequently, many of the navy men do part-time fishing or agricultural work.
The committee recommends the appointment of a full time research man in nut culture, or two part-time workers.
- for less than the entire time appropriate to an activitya part-time job; a part-time waitress
- on a part-time basishe works part time
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Word Origin and History for part-time
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