half-pay half-pay


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


  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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