follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

pensioner

[pen-shuh-ner] /ˈpɛn ʃə nər/
noun
1.
a person who receives or lives on a pension.
2.
a hireling.
3.
a student at Cambridge University who pays for his or her commons and other expenses, and is not supported by any foundation.
4.
Obsolete. a gentleman-at-arms.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Anglo-French; see pension, -er2
Related forms
pensionership, noun
nonpensioner, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for pensioners

pensioner

n.

late 15c., from Anglo-French pensionner, from Old French pensionnier (mid-14c.), from Medieval Latin pensionarius, from pension (see pension (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pensioner

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pensioners

12
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with pensioners