non·​em·​ploy·​ee ˌnän-im-ˌplȯ(i)-ˈē How to pronounce nonemployee (audio)
: 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Women made up 43% of new nonemployee directors last year, Spencer Stuart found. Theo Francis, WSJ, 16 May 2022 The tech company has also stopped allowing nonemployees to visit and tour any of its global offices. Tim Pearce, Washington Examiner, 3 Mar. 2020 What obligation does GitHub—or Microsoft, which bought the company in June 2018 for $7.5 billion—have to nonemployees? Sidney Fussell, The Atlantic, 3 Jan. 2020 The Uber business model has at its core the idea of bringing together nonemployee drivers and random passengers through software. Chicago Tribune, Twin Cities, 13 Dec. 2019 In addition, nonemployees are completely excluded from any workplace protection laws. Jeffrey Hirsch, The Conversation, 28 Aug. 2019 Google doesn’t plan to build the housing itself, and the homes would be available for nonemployees. Melia Russell,, 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, 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,, 21 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonemployee was in 1904

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“Nonemployee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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