self-employed

adjective
self-em·​ployed | \ ˌself-im-ˈplȯid How to pronounce self-employed (audio) \

Definition of self-employed

: earning income directly from one's own business, trade, or profession rather than as a specified salary or wages from an employer

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self-employed noun

First Known Use of self-employed

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-employed was in 1916

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“Self-employed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-employed. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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self-employed

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English Language Learners Definition of self-employed

: earning income from your own business or profession rather than by working for someone else

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