PRONUNCIATION: (prez-uhn-TEE-iz-uhm)

MEANING: noun: The practice of being present at work when it’s unnecessary or counterproductive.

ETYMOLOGY: Coined as a counterpart to absenteeism. From present, from Old French present, from Latin praesens, present participle of praeesse (to be present), from prae- (pre-) + esse (to be). Ultimately from the Indo-European root es- (to be), which also gave us is, yes, essence, and sin. Earliest documented use: 1931.

PRESENTERISM - the Art of the EmCee

PREVENTEEISM - vaccinnation

PRESETTEEISM - High Society before sofas and divans and loveseats