Rustics still stood about unhired with a straw in their mouths—plowmen and "orra" men they!
He was unhired and unmarried, and was looking for some employment, as he was penniless.
He was unhired and single, and would fain do some work, for he was moneyless.
A thousand free daggers, a thousand unhired bullets, would have flown to the heart of the betrayer.
A certain aisle in the cathedral was at that period the central exchange or rendezvous for unhired domestics.
Old English hyrian "pay for service, employ for wages, engage," from Proto-Germanic *hurjan (cf. Danish hyre, Old Frisian hera, Dutch huren, German heuern "to hire, rent"). Reflexively, "to agree to work for wages" from mid-13c. Related: Hired; hiring.
"payment for work, use, or services; wages," from Old English hyr "wages; interest, usury," from Proto-Germanic *hurja- (see hire (v.)).