adjective self–em·ployed \-im-ˈplid\

: earning income from your own business or profession rather than by working for someone else

Full Definition of SELF-EMPLOYED

:  earning income directly from one's own business, trade, or profession rather than as a specified salary or wages from an employer
self–employed noun

First Known Use of SELF-EMPLOYED



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