AskDefine | Define pensioner

Dictionary Definition

pensioner n : the beneficiary of a pension fund [syn: pensionary]

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English

Noun

  1. Someone who lives on a pension.

Translations

someone who lives on a pension

Extensive Definition

In common parlance, a pensioner is a person who has retired, and now collects a pension. This is a term typically used in the United Kingdom; someone of pensionable age may also be referred to as an 'old age pensioner', or OAP. In the United States, the term retiree is more common. In many countries, increasing life expectancy has led to an expansion of the numbers of pensioners, and they are a growing political force.

Other uses

References

  • Oxford English Dictionary (Second edition)
pensioner in German: Rentner

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