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"earner" in British English

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earnernoun [C]

uk   /ˈɜː.nər/  us   /ˈɝː.nɚ/
someone or something that ​earnsmoney: In most of these ​cases, the woman is the ​sole earner in the ​family.UK informal That ​hamburgerstand is a ​nice little earner (= makes a lot of ​money).
(Definition of earner from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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earnernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɜr·nər/
someone or something that ​earnsmoney: taxcreditprograms for low-wage ​earners
(Definition of earner from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"earner" in Business English

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earnernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɜːnər/
someone who ​earnsmoney for ​work that they do: Today's ​students are tomorrow's earners.high/low/average earners High earners did not really ​notice they were ​paying more ​tax. high-income/middle-income/low-income earners The ​package would ​establishhigher income-tax ​rates for top earners but ​includebreaks for lower- and ​middle-classworkers.
a ​product or ​businessactivity that makes ​money for a ​person or ​company: Insurance is a big earner for the UK ​economy. profit/​revenue/foreign-exchange earners
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