free·​lanc·​er | \ ˈfrē-ˌlan(t)-sər How to pronounce freelancer (audio) \

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Kascheev also runs a medical translation company where most of his freelancers are doctors who speak a foreign language. Maria Danilova, Harper's magazine, "Alternative Medicine," 28 Aug. 2019 The paper had never had more than four full-time employees during her tenure, and had always relied on a network of freelancers for much of its coverage. Richard Fausset, New York Times, "Dying Gasp of One Local Newspaper," 1 Aug. 2019 And, according to the report, some 50% of managers increased their use of freelancers since 2016. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "Fiverr IPO: What to Know About the Company Capitalizing on the Millennial Gig Economy," 13 June 2019 The company has parted ways with some freelancers and left some openings unfilled. Justin Bank, New York Times, "Big Tech, a Conservative Provocateur and the Fight Over Disinformation," 21 Aug. 2019 This is the category of skilled flexi work, where more and more full-time roles are becoming part-time and freelancer driven. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "How and why are young Indians looking for white-collar gig jobs," 1 Aug. 2019 Azory Gwanda, a freelancer, was abducted in 2017 and has not been seen since. The Economist, "John Magufuli is bulldozing Tanzania’s freedoms," 31 July 2019 Meanwhile, freelancers who have worked for All Def claim the company owes up to $50,000 in unpaid invoices. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "All Def Digital Files for Insolvency As Freelancers Claim $50k in Unpaid Work: Sources," 26 July 2019 But what about freelancers, sole proprietors and workers in the mushrooming gig economy, or people who want to leave the corporate cocoon and strike out on their own? Jeff Brown, WSJ, "The Often-Ignored Benefits of ‘Solo’ 401(k)s," 8 July 2019

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First Known Use of freelancer

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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