gig economy

[ gigi-kon-uh-mee ]

  1. an economic sector consisting of part-time, temporary, and freelance jobs: rapid growth of the online gig economy.

Origin of gig economy

First recorded in 2005–10; gig1 (in the sense “a job of uncertain duration”) + economy

Words Nearby gig economy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gig economy in a sentence

  • 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 12, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST