non·​pay·​ing ˌnän-ˈpā-iŋ How to pronounce nonpaying (audio)
: not making any payment : not required to pay
nonpaying guests
: not providing pay
a nonpaying job

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To help cover its nearly $1 million in annual operating costs, Ethnologue got its first paywall in late 2015; most nonpaying visitors were turned away after several pages. Catherine Matacic, Science | AAAS, 10 Feb. 2020 Strava’s increasingly social-centric user experience is built around content that’s mostly included with the nonpaying membership. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 24 June 2019 Of the nonpaying members, reasons for not subscribing boiled down to a simple fact: Summit features aren’t essential enough. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 24 June 2019 One month before their wedding, the Detroit native left his six-figure job as General Motors vice president to work for a year to in the nonpaying role as head of the National Alliance of Businessmen., 7 June 2019 Since the incident in Philadelphia, Starbucks has opened its cafes to the public, allowing nonpaying customers to use its cafes and its bathrooms. Sarah Whitten, USA TODAY, 2 July 2018 The company has also undertaken efforts to streamline guidelines for all of its stores surrounding how to engage with nonpaying patrons. Emily Stewart, Vox, 19 May 2018 The coffee chain recently announced a new policy allowing everyone, including nonpaying guests, to use its cafes, bathrooms included. Rachel Feintzeig, WSJ, 29 May 2018 The guidelines for employees at the Philadelphia store where the April incident happened were for employees to ask nonpaying guests to leave — not call the police. Emily Stewart, Vox, 19 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonpaying was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Nonpaying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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