[ fleks-tahym ]
/ ˈflɛksˌtaɪm /


a system of working that allows an employee to choose, within limits, the hours for starting and leaving work each day.

Nearby words

  1. flexo,
  2. flexographic,
  3. flexography,
  4. flexor,
  5. flexor retinaculum,
  6. flexuosity,
  7. flexuous,
  8. flexuously,
  9. flexure,
  10. fley

Also flex·i·time [flek-si-tahym] /ˈflɛk sɪˌtaɪm/.

Origin of flextime

First recorded in 1970–75; flex2 + time

Related formsflex·tim·er, flex·i·tim·er, noun

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Word Origin and History for flextime



1972, translating German Gleitzeit "sliding time." See flex + time (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper