Also, freelancer. a person who works as a writer, designer, performer, or the like, selling work or services by the hour, day, job, etc., rather than working on a regular salary basis for one employer.
a person who contends in a cause or in a succession of various causes, as he or she chooses, without personal attachment or allegiance.
verb (used without object), freelanced, freelancing.
to act or work as a freelance:
The illustrator used to be employed by us but is freelancing now.
verb (used with object), freelanced, freelancing.
to produce, sell, or accomplish as a freelance:
to freelance a magazine article.
of or pertaining to a freelance or the work of a freelance:
also free lance, free-lance, "medieval mercenary warrior," 1820 ("Ivanhoe"), from free (adj.) + lance (n.); apparently a coinage of Sir Walter Scott's. Figurative sense is from 1864; specifically of journalism by 1882.
1902, from freelance (n.). Related: Freelancer (1898); freelanced; freelancing.