[nahyn-tuh-fahyv] /ˈnaɪn təˈfaɪv/
of, relating to, or during the workday, especially the hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when offices are characteristically open for business:
the nine-to-five grind.
of, reflecting, or exhibiting a lack of willingness to work beyond the required amount of time or with more than minimal effort:
With your nine-to-five mentality, you’ll never get a promotion.
Occupying the time period of a regular, salaried, probably dull office job: a nine-to-five drag of a job (1950s+)
To be regularly employed, esp in an office job: even when he was nine-to-fiving (1962+)
[ni-net] /nɪˈnɛt/ noun 1. a female given name.
[nahyn-tee] /ˈnaɪn ti/ noun, plural nineties. 1. a cardinal number, ten times nine. 2. a symbol for this number, as 90 or XC. 3. a set of this many persons or things. 4. nineties, the numbers, years, degrees, or the like, from 90 through 99, as in referring to numbered streets, indicating the years of […]
- Ninety-day wonder
[nahyn-tee-dey] /ˈnaɪn tiˌdeɪ/ noun, Informal. 1. an officer commissioned in a branch of the armed forces after an unusually short training period, especially after a three-months officers’ training course during World War II. noun phrase [WWI armed forces; based on nine-days’ wonder]
[nahyn-tee-eyt] /ˈnaɪn tiˈeɪt/ noun 1. a cardinal number, 90 plus 8. 2. a symbol for this number, as 98 or XCVIII. 3. a set of this many persons or things. adjective 4. amounting to 98 in number.