non·​per·​form·​er | \ ˌnän-pər-ˈfȯr-mər How to pronounce nonperformer (audio) , -pə- \
plural nonperformers

Definition of nonperformer

: 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 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,, "For nearly 100 years (and counting), he's been a part of New Orleans' music scene," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nonperformer

1654, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonperformer.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 8 December 2019.

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