nonworking

adjective non·work·ing \ ˌnän-ˈwər-kiŋ \
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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