NEET

NEET
n.
A young person who isn't working, in school, or in a training program. [From the phrase Not in employment, education, or training.]
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Here's another thought, lifted from Ridley's inspiring book: "The 21st century will be a magnificent time to be alive," he says, a message which deserves to be disseminated far beyond the literary pages, so as to reach everyone from Neets and unemployed graduates to Lib Dems who cannot believe what they have got themselves into.
—Catherine Bennett, " Phew. At last we can ignore the gurus peddling happiness: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/jun/27/budget-poverty-happiness-catherine-bennett," The Observer, June 27, 2010
NEETs is a British term referring to young teenagers and adults with nothing to do. It stands for "not in employment, education or training." Although it's a British phrase, American graduates suffering in the current job market also fit the description. Studies say the number of American NEETs has risen by nearly 20 percent since the end of 2007.
—Karina Schroeder, " NEETness counts ... but in a bad way: http://www.thonline.com/article.cfm?id=291847," Telegraph Herald, August 9, 2010
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As questions concerning young people not in education, training and employment have entered the political and policy arenas, their categorisation has been sanitised yet further; it is alleged that at high levels of central government they are referred to as NEET young people: those Not in Education, Employment or Training.
—Robert MacDonald, Youth, the 'Underclass' and Social Exclusion: http://books.google.com/books?id=O62NGaxPHp8C&pg=PA82&dq=NEET, Routledge, November 5, 1997
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In Spain the press started calling them "ni-ni", which is something similar to "neither-nor"NEET reminds me of "neat". I wasn't aware it could be used to describe teenagers whose occupation is vague.

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  • NEET — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda NEET es un acrónimo en inglés de Not in Employment, Education or Training (Ni trabaja, ni estudia ni hace prácticas). Lo utilizó por primera vez el gobierno británico y su uso se ha extendido a otros países,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • NEET — NEET, qui signifie Not in Education, Employment or Training (ni étudiant, ni employé, ni stagiaire), est une classification sociale d une certaine catégorie de personne inactive. Elle concerne principalement des adolescents introvertis refusant… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Neet — signifie Not in Education, Employment or Training (ni étudiant, ni employé, ni stagiaire), est une classification sociale d une certaine catégorie de personne inactive. Elle concerne principalement des adolescents introvertis refusant de s… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • NEET — ist ein Akronym aus den Worten Not in Education, Employment or Training und bezeichnet die Gruppe junger Erwachsener zwischen 15 und 34 Jahren, die keine Schule besuchen, keiner Arbeit nachgehen und sich nicht in beruflicher Fortbildung befinden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • neet — /niːt/ noun [C] ► ABBREVIATION FOR not in education, employment or training: a name for people aged 16 t0 24 who have finished their education and are unemployed: »The number of neets in Britain has risen to over one million …   Financial and business terms

  • NEET — This article is about the classification of people. For the fish, see Poor man s tropheus. For the record label, see N.E.E.T. Recordings. For common medical entrance in India, see National Eligibility and Entrance Test. NEET is a government… …   Wikipedia

  • neet — I Mawdesley Glossary night. II A Geordie Dictionary Night. III North Country (Newcastle) Words the Northern word for night: Good neet, hinny …   English dialects glossary

  • NEET — UK [niːt] / US [nɪt] abbreviation Word forms NEET : plural NEETs British not in education, employment, or training: a young person who has left school, university, etc. and is not working or training The number of NEETs has reached a record level …   English dictionary

  • neet — ˈnēt dialect England variant of night * * * neet obs. f. neat n., net, nit; dial. f. night …   Useful english dictionary

  • NEET — No Excuse Extension Time (Business » General) …   Abbreviations dictionary

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