underemployed

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adjective un·der·em·ployed \ˌən-dər-im-ˈplȯid\

Definition of underemployed

  1. :  having less than full-time, regular, or adequate employment

1908

First Known Use of underemployed

1908


UNDEREMPLOYED Defined for English Language Learners

underemployed

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adjective un·der·em·ployed \ˌən-dər-im-ˈplȯid\

Definition of underemployed for English Language Learners

  • : having a job that does not use your skills

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