nonpaying

adjective
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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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, "World’s largest linguistics database is getting too expensive for some researchers," 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, "The Coach That Meets You in Your Inbox," 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, "The Coach That Meets You in Your Inbox," 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. PEOPLE.com, "Who Was John DeLorean, Disgraced ’80s Auto Mogul Arrested for Smuggling $24 Million of Cocaine?," 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, "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

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First Known Use of nonpaying

1843, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nonpaying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonpaying. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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