Definition of self-employed in English:

self-employed

Syllabification: self-em·ployed

adjective

1Working for oneself as a freelancer or the owner of a business rather than for an employer: a self-employed builder
More example sentences
  • If you are self-employed or your employer does not offer benefits such as those above, there are two main areas likely to be of great relevance.
  • This contribution will apply to employers, employees and self-employed persons.
  • When they were in government a lot of small businesses and self-employed people went bust.
Synonyms
freelance, independent, casual;
consultant, consulting;
temporary, contract, visiting, outside, external, extramural
1.1Relating to or designed for people working for themselves: the rules for self-employed pension plans have been altered
More example sentences
  • For those of us with self-employed pension schemes, it is another year before the end-of-October tax relief deadline looms.
  • This could apply to all wives who are part of the self-employed business.

Derivatives

self-employment

noun
More example sentences
  • Second, there is a long-term movement of workers away from self-employment and into wage jobs that are contingent on the continual expansion of production.
  • Though the focus was on vocational training and self-employment in the beginning, now the centre also promotes education, Ms. Theodore says.
  • This experiential learning in agricultural education helps graduates who later on opt for self-employment in commercial agricultural areas.

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