underemployed

[ uhn-der-em-ploid ]
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adjective
  1. employed at a job that does not fully use one's skills or abilities.

  2. employed only part-time when one is available for full-time work.

  1. not utilized fully.

noun
  1. underemployed workers collectively.

Origin of underemployed

1
First recorded in 1905–10; under- + employ + -ed2

Other words from underemployed

  • un·der·em·ploy·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for underemployed

underemployed

/ (ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd) /


adjective
  1. not fully or adequately employed

Derived forms of underemployed

  • underemployment, noun

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