self-employed

adjective
self-em·ployed | \ ˌself-im-ˈplȯid \

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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1916, in the meaning defined above

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self-employed

adjective

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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