Definition of zero-hours adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈzɪərəʊ aʊəz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈzɪroʊ aʊərz//
, NAmE//ˈziːroʊ aʊərz//
(also zero-hour) [only before noun] (British English)
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used to describe or refer to a contract of employment in which the employee is not guaranteed regular hours of work and is only paid for the hours they actually work Workers on zero-hours contracts do not know how much they will earn from week to week. The company is taking on more zero-hours workers.