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British Dictionary definitions for day labourer

day labourer

noun
  1. an unskilled worker hired and paid by the day
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  • Ye're a day-labourer it seems, Mr. Sutherlan', and gang hame at night.

    David Elginbrod

    George MacDonald

  • A person who carries a load; a porter or day-labourer in India and China.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The result was, that he was only a day-labourer, and never likely to be anything else.

  • Or a day-labourer be unavoidably lost because he had the ill-luck to be born in England?

    Voltaire

    John Morley

  • All, from the king to the day-labourer, were improved in their condition.