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Protestant ethic

noun
Also called Protestant work ethic.
Origin of Protestant ethic
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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Contemporary definitions for protestant work ethic
noun

early retirement from one's professional work with a plan to pursue something more fulfilling

Examples

Protirement puts retirement in a positive light.

Word Origin

1991; proactive + retirement

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protestant work ethic in Culture

Protestant work ethic definition


A view of life that promotes hard work and self-discipline as a means to material prosperity. It is called Protestant because some Protestant groups believe that such prosperity is a sign of God's grace.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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