- • a source of income, not usually honest. Sometimes prefixed with "a nice little".
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earner — earn‧er [ˈɜːnə ǁ ˈɜːrnər] noun [countable] JOBS 1. someone who earns money by working: • He s the highest earner in the company at the moment. • It is hard when there is only one wage earner in the family. 2. an investment or … Financial and business terms
earner — ear ner ([ e]r n[ e]r), n. someone who earns wages in return for labor. Syn: wage earner. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
earner — n. A person who earns. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 … Law dictionary
earner — (n.) 1610s, agent noun from EARN (Cf. earn) … Etymology dictionary
earner — noun 1 (C) someone who earns money for the job that they do: high earner/low earner etc: Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner. | wage earner: Most wage earners are paid by cheque. 2 a nice little earner BrE informal… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
earner — earn|er [ˈə:nə US ˈə:rnər] n 1.) someone who earns money for the job that they do high/low/average earner ▪ Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner. ▪ He is the only wage earner in the family. 2.) a business or activity… … Dictionary of contemporary English
earner — [[t]ɜ͟ː(r)nə(r)[/t]] earners 1) N COUNT: usu supp N An earner is someone or something that earns money or produces profit. ...a typical wage earner... Sugar is Fiji s second biggest export earner. 2) PHRASE: N inflects, usu v link PHR, PHR after… … English dictionary
earner — UK [ˈɜː(r)nə(r)] / US [ˈɜrnər] noun [countable] Word forms earner : singular earner plural earners 1) someone who earns money by working high/low earner: High earners should not be penalized by the tax system. wage earner: There are two wage… … English dictionary
earner — earn|er [ ɜrnər ] noun count 1. ) someone who earns money by working: high/low earner: High earners should not be penalized by the tax system. wage earner: There are two wage earners in the family. 2. ) something that earns money: Sugar and… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
earner — n British a scheme or situation which brings financial advantage, especially when unexpected or illicit. Originally from the language of police and thieves, the term, especially in the vogue phrase a nice little earner , entered general cir… … Contemporary slang
earner — [ˈɜːnə] noun [C] 1) someone who earns money by working a wage earner[/ex] 2) something that earns money Tourism is a major earner of foreign currency.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English