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casual

noun
 
 
/ˈkæʒjuəl/ US   /ˈkæʒuəl/ UK
[C] HR a worker who is not employed permanently but only when a company needs them: On the whole, semi-skilled and unskilled positions are filled by casuals.
casuals [plural] WORKPLACE informal clothing: Last January, the firm dispensed with any requirement to wear business suits and about half the staff now opt for casuals.
(Definition of casual noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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