Definitions

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  • n. One who does not work.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A person who does not work as s/he should.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who does nothing

Etymologies

non- +‎ worker (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Emerging markets, such as India and Brazil, will continue to have two to three workers for every nonworker.

    Where to Put Your Money in 2012

  • I just start at the beginning and tell them about being the only nonworker in a family of workers.

    White Cat

  • This demographic logic also applies to companies, since any employer that offers pensions and benefits to its employees has to deal with the consequences of its nonworker-to-worker ratio, just as a country does.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • Well, we tax only property; if a nonworker acquires taxable property, he has to go to work to earn the taxes.

    Ministry of Disturbance

  • There isn't a word of truth in it, of course, but it'll do to arrest and hold them for a few days, and by that time some of my undercovers will be in control of every nonworker vote on the planet.

    Ministry of Disturbance

  • On a number of occasions, their smaller rivals, leaders of less important gangs, have been arrested, often on trumped-up charges, and held incommunicado until either Moogie or Zikko could move into their territories and annex their nonworker followers.

    Ministry of Disturbance

  • Well, I flunked out so I’m just an antisocial nonworker.

    The Almost Archer Sisters

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