precariat

[ pri-kair-ee-uht ]
/ prɪˈkɛər i ət /

noun

the class of people whose income is so irregular or insecure as to adversely affect both their material and psychological well-being: Once a corporate executive, now a struggling freelancer, he was wholly unprepared to join the precariat.

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Origin of precariat

First recorded in 1955–60; blend of precar(ious) and (proletar)iat; see salariat
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