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[ri-tahy-ree, -tahyuh r-ee] /rɪ taɪˈri, -ˈtaɪər i/
a person who has retired from an occupation or profession.
1940-45, Americanism; retire + -ee Unabridged
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  • For one, you could let it stop pre-paying for its retiree obligations, so it doesn't collapse under their weight now.
  • Last spring, an attempt was made to increase retiree health insurance contributions, but the legislation stalled.
  • Unfunded retiree health obligations total many additional billions.
  • Surviving spouses typically receive two-thirds of a deceased retiree's pension.
  • The first step is to determine the amount of annual withdrawals that needs be taken from a retiree's savings.
  • Mildred cancels her retiree drug coverage and understands she may not be able to get it back la ter.
  • The following paragraphs are a guide to the statutory restrictions on retiree employment.
British Dictionary definitions for retiree


(mainly US) a person who has retired from work
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Word Origin and History for retiree

1945, from retire + -ee.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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