- not employed for a salary, fees, or wages; not producing or generating income: Our employee medical plan also covers nonworking spouses.
- not involved in or deriving from labor; not engaged in or directed toward work, especially as an employee: What are some of your nonworking activities?
- not functioning or operating: a nonworking coffee grinder.
- not engaged in payed employmentnonworking mothers
- (of machinery, technology, etc) not operating properly or effectivelynonworking telephones