part time

noun
a period of time that is less than the usual or full time.
Compare full time.


Origin:
1890–95

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part-time

[adj. pahrt-tahym; adv. pahrt-tahym]
adjective
1.
employed to work, used, expected to function, etc., less than the usual or full time: a part-time clerk.
2.
lasting, requiring, or being in force only a part of the time: part-time employment; part-time jobs.
adverb
3.
on a part-time basis: to work part-time.
Compare full-time.


Origin:
1890–95; adj., adv. use of part time

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part-time
 
adj
1.  for less than the entire time appropriate to an activity: a part-time job; a part-time waitress
 
adv
2.  on a part-time basis: he works part time
 
part-'timer
 
n

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Word Origin & History

part-time
1891, from part (n.) + time.
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Example sentences
Lois is a part-time swim instructor and personal trainer.
These days, it's run by a couple of ex-Manhattanites whose part-time rural
  hobby snowballed into a full-time career.
She later built a career as a writer and part-time lecturer at a small local
  college.
Part-time or full-time enrollment is acceptable as well as enrollment in an
  accredited film, art or design school.
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