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flextime

[fleks-tahym] /ˈflɛksˌtaɪm/
noun
1.
a system of working that allows an employee to choose, within limits, the hours for starting and leaving work each day.
Also, flexitime
[flek-si-tahym] /ˈflɛk sɪˌtaɪm/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; flex2 + time
Related forms
flextimer, flexitimer, noun
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Word Origin and History for flextimer

flextime

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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flextime

noun

Flexible working time that varies as to hours and days worked: flextime for working mothers and fathers in business

[1970s+; fr the trademark of a device used to record the hours an employee works]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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