1.the period of time between graduating college and the beginning of your career
1."enjoy your pretirement while it lasts because its the only break you'll get until retirement"
by laundromatt00 September 09, 2009
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The state of an employee who has submitted their retirement notice and maintains the facade of working by showing up during office hours. This person exerts no effort and yields no production while on the clock.
When Gary was not chosen for the select sales team, he was told it was because he was "pretired" and considered "deadweight".
by Timmy Leary September 17, 2010
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Trialling retirement. Typically used when someone has the means to retire and wishes to see whether it suits them, but wants to leave the door open, to rejoining the workforce, should things not work out.
Bob pretired after he sold his company, aged 55. However, after only 6 months he was bored (playing golf, fishing and pottering in the garden) and rejoined workforce.
by Cunchy Apple February 10, 2020
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The decision to live a life free of work/labor. Similar to retire, but the decision is made before ever starting a job.
Johnny was not inclined to working, and thusly, he decided to pretire.
by mrchimp April 05, 2006
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The employment status of one who has been forced for the first time into unemployment due to the economic downturn of a company or, furthermore, a global recession. With no previous experience with the hardships of being unemployed, pretirees might be be prone to making light of their situation by considering themselves "retired". However, as they are not at a stage in life in which they are financially prepared to actually make that move, they must accept the fact that they will at some point be back in the work force.
"Did you hear Steve got tossed out on to the street from a job for the first time in his life? His position was replaced by a robotic arm.. so now he's got to face the world ofunemployment. He's not down, though! He can spend more time with his family and look around for the first stable job in all the years he's been in the labor force. He's been working so hard his whole life, so I guess he deserves some time off. He can't quite retire just yet.. so consider this his pretirement!"
by big-ernest September 10, 2009
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The period of time from infancy to the start of preschool where a child doesn’t have to go to school or work.
Mom 1: How is little Albert doing?

Mom 2: He’s fine. Just enjoying his pretirement.
by CowBellJoe April 03, 2019
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