non·​sub·​scrib·​er ˌnän-səb-ˈskrī-bər How to pronounce nonsubscriber (audio)
plural nonsubscribers
: one who does not subscribe to something (such as a magazine)
Print subscribers get to see the online classifieds before nonsubscribersJennie L. Phipps

Examples of nonsubscriber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even without a Prime membership, shipping is free; however, there is a $25 minimum for nonsubscribers. Kalea Martin, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2023 Then, in 2021, Fitbit expanded access to the dashboard across some of its older products and allowed nonsubscribers to view their daily and seven-day trends. Victoria Song, The Verge, 14 Mar. 2023 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, 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,, 17 Jan. 2020 The website is free, but nonsubscribers have access to only three stories a month. Adrian Vore, San Diego Union-Tribune, 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, 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, 6 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonsubscriber was in 1713

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“Nonsubscriber.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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