nonworking

adjective

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

Word History

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonworking was in 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Nonworking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonworking. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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