a person who receives or lives on a pension.
a person who works only for pay without regard to the value of the work; a hireling.
a student at Cambridge University who pays the cost to dine in the commons and other expenses, and is not supported by any foundation.
Obsolete. a gentleman-at-arms.
- pen·sion·er·ship, noun
- non·pen·sion·er, noun
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How to use pensioner in a sentence
“As Muslims, we want it to be a mosque, but we also have to think of the foreigners and their rights,” said Asim Gur, a pensioner.
Dimitris Christoulas, the pensioner who took his life, summed up the sentiments of many in his chilling suicide note.Greece’s Elections in May Will Not Solve the Country’s Many Crises Nor Heal Disunity | Barbie Latza Nadeau | April 14, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Unlike the NFL pensioner, Anthony has nothing to fall back on.
To-morrow—a crippled veteran, and after that a pensioner drifting fast into a garrulous dotage.The Soldier of the Valley | Nelson Lloyd
Look at that vast host of our enemies—each one of them a future pensioner on a fool people.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
I thank you for the copy of your letter to the pensioner, and for your dialogue between York and Chatham.
Neither Mr. Nicoll nor the other pensioner assert that Martin was guilty of a loose life.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould
One end of the deckhouse of the Nassau was occupied by a pensioner of Fulton's, who sold candies and cakes.A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County Volume II | Stephen M. Ostrander
British Dictionary definitions for pensioner
a person who is receiving a pension, esp an old-age pension from the state
a person dependent on the pay or bounty of another
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