Self employed

self-employed

[self-em-ploid, self-]
adjective
earning one's living directly from one's own profession or business, as a freelance writer or artist, rather than as an employee earning salary or commission from another.

Origin:
1945–50

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self-employed
 
adj
earning one's living in one's own business or through freelance work, rather than as the employee of another
 
self-em'ployment
 
n

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