Meaning of “gig economy” in the English Dictionary


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gig economynoun [ C usually singular ]

/ˈɡɪɡ ɪˌkɒn.ə.mi/ /ˈɡɪɡ ɪˌkɑː.nə.mi/ informal

a way of working that is based on people having temporary jobs or doing separate pieces of work, each paid separately, rather than working for an employer:

Workers eke out a living in the gig economy, doing odd jobs whenever they can.

(Definition of “gig economy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)