Definition of non-utility in US English:



  • Lack of practical usefulness; uselessness.


  • 1US. Designating or relating to a company other than a public utility; specifically (a) of or relating to power generation other than for public use; (b) of or relating to power generation by a privately owned company as opposed to a public utility.

  • 2Not merely functional; specifically (during and following the Second World War, 1939–45), designating clothes and household goods of better than utility quality.


Late 18th century. From non- + utility.