1. part-time employee; part-time employment.

Words Nearby PTE Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use PTE in a sentence

  • He began life as a medical practitioner, but made a fortune by exploiting a certain PTE Regnault and took to political journalism.

    Vie de Bohme | Orlo Williams
  • Whilst on a fatigue of salving telephone wire on the battle-swept ground of Biaches, just outside the town, PTE.

  • The result was that after the first day's fighting, of the observers only two, Cpl. Maguire and PTE.

  • This is effected on a machine known as a “presse-PTE,” an apparatus which closely resembles the wet end of a paper machine.

    The Manufacture of Paper | Robert Walter Sindall
  • It melts at a lower heat, and, while very delicate and beautiful, it is not so enduring as the PTE dure.

British Dictionary definitions for Pte


/ military /

abbreviation for
  1. private

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