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underemployed

[uhn-der-em-ploid] /ˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪd/
adjective
1.
employed at a job that does not fully use one's skills or abilities.
2.
employed only part-time when one is available for full-time work.
3.
not utilized fully.
noun
4.
underemployed workers collectively.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; under- + employ + -ed2
Related forms
underemployment, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for under-employment

underemployed

/ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd/
adjective
1.
not fully or adequately employed
Derived Forms
underemployment, noun
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Word Origin and History for under-employment
n.

also underemployment, 1909, from under + employment.

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