(名詞) 尼特族。這個字是 "Not in employment, education, or training" 的頭字語，指的是不就業、不就學、不進修或不參加就業輔導，終日無所事事的年輕人。這個詞最早出現在英國，之後也漸漸地被其他國家所採用。
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," Telegraph Herald, August 9, 2010
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," The Observer, June 27, 2010