non·​em·​ploy·​ee | \ ˌnän-im-ˌplȯ(i)-ˈē How to pronounce nonemployee (audio) , -(ˌ)em-; -im-ˈplȯ(i)-ˌē, -em-\

Definition of nonemployee

: a person who is not an employee … when employees of the university collaborate with nonemployees such as students, consultants, visiting professors, or government employees …— Joanna T. Brougher

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Google doesn’t plan to build the housing itself, and the homes would be available for nonemployees. Melia Russell,, "Google wants to build 20,000 homes. It may need more than $14 trillion," 1 July 2019 Some startups also are launching corporate-venture funds to give money to nonemployee developers who contribute to their open-source software. Yuliya Chernova, WSJ, "Blockchain Talent Wars Escalate, Hindering Product Development," 22 May 2018 Actors hired as employees receive W-2s, while other jobs provide independent-contractor income (nonemployee compensation) reported on Form 1099. Morgan Greene,, "The Trump tax cuts aren't tax cuts for Chicago actors, who are losing deductions they rely on," 21 Mar. 2018 The Patriot Fund will include at least two separate accounts — one for federal employees and one for nonemployees — in an effort to avoid potential conflicts of interest posed by donors. Washington Post, "Legal defense fund for Trump aides launches amid questions about donor transparency," 28 Feb. 2018 Tesla had said Friday that nonemployee customers may receive the first Model 3s in September or October. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Tesla Loss Widens But Beats Expectations," 2 Aug. 2017 Tesla sold these first Model 3 vehicles in the quarter to employees and investors, and expects to begin delivering them to nonemployees in the final three months of the year. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Tesla Misses Model 3 Production Goals," 2 Oct. 2017 But on Wednesday, Tesla said deliveries to nonemployees will begin in the fourth quarter. Tim Higgins, WSJ, "Tesla Loss Widens But Beats Expectations," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of nonemployee

1904, in the meaning defined above

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