non·​earn·​ing ˌnän-ˈər-niŋ How to pronounce nonearning (audio)
: not yielding financial returns
nonearning assets
: not earning an income from capital or labor
nonearning spouses

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonearning was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Nonearning.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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