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jobless

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adjective job·less \ˈjäb-ləs\

Definition of jobless

  1. 1 :  having no job

  2. 2 :  of or relating to those having no job <jobless benefits>

job·less·ness noun


Examples of jobless

  1. <having been jobless for six months, he was starting to get seriously discouraged>



1919

First Known Use of jobless

1919


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