- Blend of permanent and freelancer (Wiktionary)
“The Perhaps Not: A question for a servicey type: if, hypothetically, I was a "permalancer" - someone who had been employed by a ...”
“Working in TV as a 'permalancer' for three years meant days off came out of my paycheck.”
“Amy is from Oakland via Texas and a "permalancer" for Old Navy.”
“Census workers like Sparkman -- a quintessential permalancer -- report having to scrape together extra bucks working multiple jobs to supplement meager to nonexistent retirement income.”
“The staff-permalancer split may explain conflicting reports over what happened at Wired. com.”
“Profession: Fashion designer; permalancer at Men's Active Old Navy”
“He fires all of his magazine designers how come they don’t report it when creatives get the axe? and is now down to one Art Director and one permalancer…”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘permalancer’.
Markers of the zeitgeist, don't expect all of these to go the distance. The great majority are taken from Paul McFedries's excellent book "Wordspy"
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Hopefully, I'll be using this site for more than one year. It will be fun then to look back and see what new words I found worthy of notice in any given year.
All words spotted in 2008...
Looking for tweets for permalancer.