underemployed

adjective un·der·em·ployed \ ˌən-dər-im-ˈplȯid \
Updated on: 14 May 2018

Definition of underemployed

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

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First Known Use of underemployed

1908

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Definition of underemployed for English Language Learners

  • : having a job that does not use your skills


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