non·​per·​form·​er ˌnän-pər-ˈfȯr-mər How to pronounce nonperformer (audio)
plural nonperformers
: a person or thing that does not perform
… workshops designed to help aspiring and practicing performers and nonperformers understand the artistic process and to develop practical skills.Tampa Bay Times
In the business world, nonperformers [=businesspeople who perform their jobs poorly] are shown to the door without ceremony.Business Week
nonperformers are loans on which interest payments are in arrears, usually by 60 days or more …Business Week

Examples of nonperformer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a nonperformer to take this powerful a character into the public realm — to be channeling a mystical element of herself, and perhaps all of us, in broad daylight — has been an adventure., 23 Mar. 2021 Bartholomew was inducted in the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2009 and as a nonperformer in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991. Mike Scott,, 3 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1654, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonperformer was in 1654

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“Nonperformer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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