Definition of Outwork
(noun) Work completed at home for pay, typically on a per piece basis.
Outwork Audio Pronunciation
- American English – /out-wUHRk/
- British English – /OU-twuhrk/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈaʊtˌwərk/
- British English – /ˈaʊtwəːk/
- Plural: outworks
- Outwork also refers to school work completed at home.
- Not to be confused with domestic labor.
- Variant spellings:
- out work
- Also called outworking.
- domestic group
- domestic labor
- empty nest
- head of household
- household allocative system
- household work strategy
- second shift
Cite the Definition of Outwork
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “outwork.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved June 5, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/outwork/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
outwork. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/outwork/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “outwork.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed June 5, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/outwork/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“outwork.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 5 Jun. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/outwork/>.