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earner

Syllabification: earn·er
Pronunciation: /ˈərnər
 
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Definition of earner in English:

noun

[with adjective or noun modifier]
1A person who obtains money in return for labor or services: higher rates of income tax for high earners a wage earner
More example sentences
  • This Government controls the amount of money that middle-income earners in New Zealand will get in their pockets.
  • Listed in Forbes as one of the top five money earners in his profession, Nobu is on first-name terms with many of Hollywood's élite.
  • It is taking money away from the earners and putting it through the Government coffers.
1.1An activity or product that brings in income of a specified kind or level: tobacco is a major foreign currency earner
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  • Tourism, a major foreign currency earner, has plummeted by 40 percent.
  • This silly hodgepodge of a movie was made by Universal as a follow-up to The Black Cat, because the previous film was their top earner that year.
  • The department horticulture research officer said the area had the potential to become a major income earner.

Words that rhyme with earner

Annapurna, burner, discerner, learner, Myrna, Smyrna, spurner, taverna, turner, Verner, Werner, yearner

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