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gig economy

noun, Informal.
an economic sector consisting of part-time, temporary, and freelance jobs:
rapid growth of the online gig economy.
Origin of gig economy
2005-10; gig4 (in the sense "a job of uncertain duration") + economy Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • To people I know in the bottom income brackets, living paycheck to paycheck, the gig economy has been old news for years.

    The Gig Economy Tina Brown January 11, 2009

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