from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not belonging to a labor union.
  • adjective Not recognizing or dealing with a labor union or employing union members.
  • noun The failure of a fractured bone to heal normally.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not belonging to a trades-union: as, a non-union man.
  • That does not submit to the rules or the dictation of a trade-union; not employing union men as such, and exclusively: as, a non-union shop.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not belonging to, or affiliated with, a trades union.
  • adjective Not employing trade union members; not recognizing or favoring trades unions or trades-unionists.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not part of a labor union; not unionized.

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

  • adjective not belonging to or not allowing affiliation with a trade union


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  • From the book White Oleander by Janet Fitch. Pg. 10.

    "He had to do it under a pseudonym, Wolfram Malevich, because it was nonunion."

    November 1, 2010