digital nomad

plural digital nomads

Definition of digital nomad

: someone who performs their occupation entirely over the Internet while traveling Let's say you're thinking about becoming a digital nomad this summer, making the most of your company's work-from-home policy as borders reopen before the bosses require you back in the office.— Jenny Gross especially : such a person who has no permanent fixed home address Most people have to pay to commute to and from work every day, which also leads to wear and tear on vehicles and the potential for costly repairs. As a digital nomad, Vonwiegen doesn't have to worry about these expenses. That means more money in his pocket—or retirement account. — Kathryn Mancewicz Another trend is to eschew both the office and the home and to work more or less permanently on the road. The result is the phenomenon of the digital nomad, a person who uses technology, particularly wireless networking, to work without requiring a fixed address. — Paul McFedries — compare road warrior

First Known Use of digital nomad

1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Digital nomad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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