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jobless

[ job-lis ]
/ ˈdʒɒb lɪs /
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adjective
without a job.
noting or pertaining to people without jobs, especially to those who are seeking employment.
noun Usually the jobless .(used with a plural verb)
unemployed people collectively, especially those who are seeking a job.
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Origin of jobless

First recorded in 1800–10; job1 + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM jobless

job·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jobless

jobless
/ (ˈdʒɒblɪs) /

adjective
  1. unemployed
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the jobless

Derived forms of jobless

joblessness, noun
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