jobless

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adjective job·less \ˈjäb-ləs\

Definition of jobless

  1. 1 :  having no job

  2. 2 :  of or relating to those having no job jobless benefits

joblessness

noun

Examples of jobless in a sentence

  1. having been jobless for six months, he was starting to get seriously discouraged

1862

First Known Use of jobless

1862


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