part-time

Anything that's part-time is done less often than is typical or average. If you're sick of working full-time hours, try working part-time.

Part-time works as an adjective or an adverb, to describe things that don't take up as much time as you might expect, just part of a day or part of a week. If you're a part-time bus driver, you might do it twenty hours each week, in between classes. You could also call yourself a part-time student, or say that you study sociology part-time.

Definitions of part-time
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adj involving less than the standard or customary time for an activity

part-time employees”
“a part-time job”
Synonyms:
parttime
half-time
involving half the standard or customary time for an activity
irregular, temporary
lacking continuity or regularity
odd-job
not regular or skilled
underemployed
employed only part-time when one needs full-time employment or not making full use of your skills
Antonyms:
full-time
for the entire time appropriate to an activity
regular
officially full-time
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adv for less than the standard number of hours

“he works part-time
Synonyms:
half-time
Antonyms:
full-time
for the standard number of hours

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