Definition of McJob in English:

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Pronunciation: /məkˈjäb/


A low-paid job with few prospects, typically one taken by an overqualified person.
Example sentences
  • Incidentally, I think that Webster's has it wrong; a McJob isn't just a low-paid dead-end job.
  • Slightly disappointing, I'd have liked the hike in pay and the new location, but on the flip side, the job would have been a McJob.
  • Bagging groceries for the elderly, scrubbing dishes at pizzerias or flipping greasy burgers at a McJob is about as glamorous as employment gets for most 16 year olds.


1980s: from McDonald's, a fast-food restaurant chain, + job1.

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Syllabification: Mc·Job

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