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Meaning of “self-employed” in the English Dictionary

"self-employed" in British English

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self-employedadjective

uk   us   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪd/
not ​working for an ​employer but ​findingwork for yourself or having ​your own ​business: a self-employed ​roofer Do you ​pay less ​tax if you're self-employed?
self-employed
noun [plural] uk   us  
They ​run an ​advicecentre for the self-employed.
self-employment
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌself.ɪmˈplɔɪ.mənt/
(Definition of self-employed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"self-employed" in American English

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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

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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)
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