non·​sub·​scrib·​er | \ ˌnän-səb-ˈskrī-bər How to pronounce nonsubscriber (audio) \
plural nonsubscribers

Definition of nonsubscriber

: one who does not subscribe to something (such as a magazine) Print subscribers get to see the online classifieds before nonsubscribers— Jennie L. Phipps

Examples of nonsubscriber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The PDFs there and below are not behind The Post’s paywall and so nonsubscribers (who should be subscribers, gotta tell you) can read them. Washington Post, "Style Conversational Week 1362: Do Wit Again," 12 Dec. 2019 Even The Boston Globe, which has earned a green checkmark, gets dinged by NewsGuard because the Globe doesn’t disclose the name of the publication’s owner, John Henry, in a section of the website accessible to nonsubscribers. Hiawatha Bray,, "Survey says: We love our fake news," 17 Jan. 2020 The website is free, but nonsubscribers have access to only three stories a month. Adrian Vore, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Some stories on the Union-Tribune website will not make print," 16 Aug. 2019 And significantly, 42 percent of subscribers were parents, compared to 28 percent of nonsubscribers — indicating that cutting down on movie ticket costs may make paying for a babysitter and a night out more appealing. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Why MoviePass is the future — even if it doesn’t survive," 6 July 2018 The risk of being shut out of a film during busy times may in fact be one reason that MoviePass users are more apt than nonsubscribers to show up during the week. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Why MoviePass is the future — even if it doesn’t survive," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of nonsubscriber

1713, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonsubscriber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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