- a person engaged in work that requires bodily strength rather than skill or training: a laborer in the field.
- any worker.
Origin of laborer
Examples from the Web for laborer
Shadman started as a laborer, but within a year became an interpreter because he could speak English.Special Forces’ $77M ‘Hustler’ Hits Back
December 8, 2014
Anschutz, a non-drinker, was a 57-year-old laborer at a local moving company.Exclusive Excerpt: MLK's Haunting Final Hours
April 24, 2010
This is but the necessary consequence of all labor which does not benefit the laborer.The Works of Whittier, Volume VII (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
There is little call for any great skill on the part of the laborer.The Negro Farmer
It is not contended, however, that every laborer actually does this.Rural Life and the Rural School
The next morning he felt like a laborer whose factory has closed.In a Little Town
Tramped over Brazil as a day laborer, and through the West Indies.
Word Origin and History for laborer
mid-14c., "manual worker," especially an unskilled one, agent noun from labor (v.). Meaning "member of the working class, member of the lowest social rank" is from c.1400.