Try Our Apps


WATCH "Lumbersexual"

Protestant ethic

Also called Protestant work ethic.
Origin of Protestant ethic
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for protestant work ethic

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


Protirement puts retirement in a positive light.

Word Origin

1991; proactive + retirement's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source
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.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Protestant ethic

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for protestant

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for protestant work ethic