precarity

[ pri-kair-i-tee ]
/ prɪˈkɛər ɪ ti /

noun

a state of existence in which material provision and psychological wellness are adversely affected by a lack of regular or secure income: The precarity that defines this socially vulnerable demographic cannot be ignored.

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Origin of precarity

First recorded in 1955–60; precar(ious) + -ity
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