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Blend of fun +‎ unemployed.



funemployed (not comparable)

  1. (neologism) In a state of enjoyable unemployment.
    • 2009 May 15, Bryce Longton, “Not another travel deal site”, in BlackBook[1], archived from the original on 16 July 2016:
      Maybe you’re funemployed and you can go anytime?
    • 2009 June 4, Kimi Yoshino, “For the ‘funemployed,’ unemployment is welcome”, in Los Angeles Times[2], archived from the original on 7 May 2016:
      Buoyed by severance, savings, unemployment checks or their parents, the funemployed do not spend their days poring over job listings.
    • 2009 June 5, “The recession and ‘funemployment’”, in The Week[3], archived from the original on 16 July 2016:
      And the so-called millennial generation's "weirdly upbeat" word "speaks volumes" about how this well-fed, well-organized age group is dealing with the worst downturn since the 1930s—the "young and funemployed" are taking the time to relax and "find themselves," but many also volunteer or self-educate.

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