Definition of non-employed in English:


Pronunciation /ˌnɒnɪmˈplɔɪd/ /ˌnɒnɛmˈplɔɪd/


  • 1Of time: not occupied in work, not spent in work. rare before 20th century.

  • 2Of a person: not in employment; that does not have a job.

    Sometimes distinguished from unemployed in referring to a person who is not necessarily expected to be in or seeking employment, or who is not registered as unemployed.


  • With plural agreement. Non-employed people. Usually with the.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Godey's Lady's Book. From non- + employed.