Definition of part-time in English:

part-time

adverb & adjective

  • For only part of the usual working day or week.

    as adjective ‘part-time jobs’
    ‘a part-time teacher’
    as adverb ‘he only worked part-time’
    • ‘He took a part-time job as a teacher in a girls school in Leiden which gave him sufficient money to allow him to rent a room.’
    • ‘The number of part-time workers had also risen faster than those employed full-time.’
    • ‘They enjoyed it so much that they've decided to make it a full or part-time business.’
    • ‘A year in Prague led to a part-time teaching post in the same subject at Edinburgh University.’
    • ‘After studying Italian part-time at Bury College he moved to Italy to further his studies.’
    • ‘More and more colleges are dependent on lecturers on part-time or temporary contracts.’
    • ‘He said he will miss repairing damaged sewing machines most, but hopes to keep his hand in part-time.’
    • ‘Mr Power was to have taken on the part-time role as head of its music festivals arm.’
    • ‘He was hoping to take a part-time job to look after his mother and will now have to find another full-time job.’
    • ‘There is a middle aged man on my course who attends Wednesday evening lectures as a part-time student.’
    • ‘Bridget had to give up work as a part-time cleaner and cook in the local convent when she got sick.’
    • ‘The case was tried by a local part-time Justice of the Peace who ran a grocery store.’
    • ‘Mr Clarke worked as a part-time security guard at Somerfield in the town and his wife was a childminder.’
    • ‘It has also doubled the workforce and now employs eight full-time and two part-time staff.’
    • ‘She even managed to work part-time as a teacher and gained a job at the University of York after her release.’
    • ‘He was now working as finance officer for a local voluntary sector trust, but only on a part-time basis.’
    • ‘The change would be a good deal for people who work part-time at the end of their working life or have a low final salary.’
    • ‘It is a part-time occupation requiring five to 10 days a month attending to duties.’
    • ‘Even with his wife working part-time the family struggled to make ends meet.’
    • ‘In Scotland that might mean utilising councillors and MEPs in a part-time capacity.’
    freelance, independent, one's own boss, working for oneself, casual
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Pronunciation

part-time

/ˈpɑrt ˈˌtaɪm/