- not employed for a salary, fees, or wages; not producing or generating income: Our employee medical plan also covers nonworking spouses.
- not involved in or deriving from labor; not engaged in or directed toward work, especially as an employee: What are some of your nonworking activities?
- not functioning or operating: a nonworking coffee grinder.
Origin of nonworking
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Examples from the Web for nonworking
A nonworking working class may not be immiserated; neither will its members ever find a way to rise above their station.Should We Rejoice a Post-Work Future?
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A group of nonworking Lithuanian women heard that neglected children were reported to the settlement in the neighborhood.New Homes for Old
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All election dates are set on weekends or nonworking days to ensure continuous work production.Area Handbook for Bulgaria
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- not engaged in payed employmentnonworking mothers
- (of machinery, technology, etc) not operating properly or effectivelynonworking telephones
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