clock watcher


an employee who demonstrates lack of interest in a job by watching the time closely to be sure to stop work as soon as the workday or shift is over.
any person who watches the time closely, as in expectation of some news or event.

Nearby words

  1. clock on,
  2. clock puncher,
  3. clock radio,
  4. clock up,
  5. clock watch,
  6. clock-hour,
  7. clock-radio,
  8. clock-timer,
  9. clock-watcher,
  10. clocker

Origin of clock watcher

First recorded in 1885–90

Related formsclock watching, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019