half-pay half-pay

Definition(s):

  • (n) reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time

Usage(s):

  1. Last November when he reached the age of 60 he was supposed, like all Cunard skippers, to be retired on half-pay for three years, to be pensioned thereafter for life.
  2. Professors and other officials at the University of Kentucky have not drawn more than half-pay for months.
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