nonworking

adjective
non·​work·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈwər-kiŋ How to pronounce nonworking (audio) \
variants: or less commonly non-working

Definition of nonworking

: not working:
a : not employed : not having a paying job Of nonworking mothers who have preschool children, more than a quarter say they would seek paying jobs if reasonably priced child care were available.— Joshua Mendes
b : not of, relating to, or involving work nonworking hours/days a nonworking trip
c : not functioning a nonworking lamp To get there, I have to negotiate intersections with nonworking traffic signals.— Laurie Hertzel

First Known Use of nonworking

1676, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonworking. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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