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pensioner




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pensioner
     1. n. Someone who lives on a pension.
     2. n. Someone who is at the age at which one typically receives a pension; an elderly person.
     3. n. (obsolete, UK, Cambridge University) A student who is not dependent on any foundation for support, but pays all university charges; at Oxford called a commoner.

Example Sentences

But I am a pensioner, and cannot afford to. 
A widowed pensioner, and great grandmother, who dresses conservatively and is a bit of a recluse since her husband died. 

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