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part-time

[adj. pahrt-tahym; adv. pahrt-tahym] /adj. ˈpɑrtˌtaɪm; adv. ˈpɑrtˈtaɪm/
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
1890-1895
1890-95; adj., adv. use of part time
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British Dictionary definitions for parttime

part-time

adjective
1.
for less than the entire time appropriate to an activity: a part-time job, a part-time waitress
adverb
2.
on a part-time basis: he works part time
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Derived Forms
part-timer, noun
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Word Origin and History for parttime

part-time

adj.

also parttime, 1891, from part (n.) + time (n.). Related: Part-timer.

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