nonjoiner

noun

non·​join·​er ˌnän-ˈjȯi-nər How to pronounce nonjoiner (audio)
plural nonjoiners
: one who does not become a member of an organization or is not given to joining many organizations
The problem is even more vexing since AARP is bent on attracting the most fractured collection of nonjoiners in history, the aging baby boomers.Jeffrey H. Birnbaum

Examples of nonjoiner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Didion is a militant nonjoiner. Jessica Ferri, Los Angeles Times, 21 Jan. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonjoiner was in 1926

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“Nonjoiner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonjoiner. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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