Definition of Chelsea pensioner in English:

Chelsea pensioner


  • (in the UK) a resident of the Royal Hospital Chelsea for old or disabled soldiers.

    • ‘The Chelsea pensioners have just been marched in.’
    • ‘Residents of Arnhem welcome back the veterans, led by Chelsea pensioners, who fought Germans at their bridge 60 years ago’
    • ‘A Chelsea pensioner, right, leaves after casting his vote at a polling station in west London, yesterday.’
    • ‘We're not talking about a harmless Chelsea pensioner here.’


Chelsea pensioner