gainfully employed

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Definition of gainfully employed

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

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“Gainfully employed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gainfully%20employed. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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