Definition of earner in English:


Line breaks: earn¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈəːnə


[with adjective or noun modifier]
  • 1A person who obtains money of a specified kind or level in return for labour or services: higher rates of income tax for high earners
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    • 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.


a nice little earner

British informal A profitable activity: Christmas parties have become a nice little earner for museums
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  • He had been offered a nice little earner as a 75,000 a year director of Media House.
  • I sometimes feel they treat conveyancing as a sort of side-line - a nice little earner, but not serious legal work.
  • It all sounds like a nice little earner, with escalating prospects.

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