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Definition of "pensioner" [pen•sion•er]

  • One who receives a pension. (noun)
  • One who is dependent on the bounty of another. (noun)
  • Obsolete A gentleman-at-arms. (noun)
  • Obsolete An attendant; a retainer. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pensioner" in a sentence
  • "We are interested in "pensioner" prices instead of our previous mode of traveling as occasional tourists on vacation."
  • "DOCTOR JOHNSON wrote his Dictionary, he put in the word pensioner thus:"
  • "But the Labour leader's preparations have been overshadowed by the fall out and negative headlines after he called a pensioner he had met "bigoted"."