Definition of self-employed in English:

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self-employed

Pronunciation: /ˈˌself əmˈploid/

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.

Words that rhyme with self-employed

avoid, Boyd, Coed, droid, Floyd, Freud, Lloyd, overjoyed, unalloyed, underemployed, unemployed, void

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Syllabification: self-em·ployed

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