not employed for a salary, fees, or wages; not producing or generating income:
Our employee medical plan also covers nonworking spouses.
not involved in or deriving from labor; not engaged in or directed toward work, especially as an employee:
What are some of your nonworking activities?
not functioning or operating:
a nonworking coffee grinder.
not engaged in payed employment:
(of machinery, technology, etc) not operating properly or effectively:
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My landlord recently implied that by sending in a plumber to fix a nonworking toilet, she was doing me a favor.
It is also becoming even more common among nonworking spouses, who have traditionally taken this role.
Nonworking elderly households spend more on food prepared at home than do working elderly households, regardless of income level.
Filing deadlines are not extended when they fall on nonworking days.
Nonworking smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide.