gainfully employed

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of gainfully employed

: provided with a job that pays wages or salary
  • She hasn't been gainfully employed for a few years.

Word by Word Definitions

gainful play gainfully
  1. : productive of gain : profitable

employ play employed
  1. : to make use of (someone or something inactive)

  2. : to use (something, such as time) advantageously

  3. : to use or engage the services of

  1. : use, purpose

  2. : occupation, job

  3. : the state of being employed


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