self-employed Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “self-employed” in the English Dictionary

"self-employed" in British English

See all translations

self-employedadjective

uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪd/  us   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪd/
self-employed
noun [plural] uk   us  
They ​run an ​advicecentre for the self-employed.
self-employment
noun [U] uk   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/  us   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/
(Definition of self-employed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-employed" in American English

See all translations

self-employedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌself·ɪmˈplɔɪd/
having ​your own ​business and ​working for yourself ​rather than for an ​employer
(Definition of self-employed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"self-employed" in Business English

See all translations

self-employedadjective

uk   us   /ˌselfɪmˈplɔɪd/ WORKPLACE
not ​working for an ​employer but having your own ​business or ​findingwork for yourself: be/become/go self-employed 16% of ​workers in Britain are self-employed. a self-employed ​builder/​contractor/​person

self-employednoun [plural]

uk   us   WORKPLACE
the self-employed
people who do not ​work for an ​employer but have their own ​business or ​findwork for themselves: The more ​flexiblemortgageapproachbenefits those who expect their ​income to ​vary, such as the self-employed.
(Definition of self-employed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of self-employed?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“self-employed” in British English

“self-employed” in Business English

Just who is driving this thing?
Just who is driving this thing?
by ,
May 03, 2016
by Colin McIntosh Do you remember Herbie the Love Bug? Herbie was a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle car in a string of Walt Disney movies. In typical Disney anthropomorphic style, Herbie goes his own way, falls in love, cries, plays jokes, and generally has a mind of his own. While the new driverless cars, like those being

Read More 

Word of the Day

star

a very large ball of burning gas in space that is usually seen from the earth as a point of light in the sky at night

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More