non·​pay·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈpā-iŋ How to pronounce nonpaying (audio) \

Definition of nonpaying

1 : not making any payment : not required to pay nonpaying guests
2 : not providing pay a nonpaying job

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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, "NAACP to Starbucks: Don't let up on weeding out racial bias," 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, "Starbucks says everyone’s a customer after Philadelphia bias incident," 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, "Starbucks Closes for Antibias Training, Leaving Customers in Need of a Fix," 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, "Starbucks says everyone’s a customer after Philadelphia bias incident," 19 May 2018 The arrests of two nonpaying customers at a Starbucks Corp. cafe earlier this month have raised questions among some employees about how to handle such situations. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Starbucks Lacks Clear Guidance for Employees on Nonpaying Customers," 22 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nonpaying

1843 , in the meaning defined at sense 1

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