- people who work for a wage, salary, commission, etc., especially rural or agricultural employees.
Origin of workfolk
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Examples from the Web for workfolk
To take an instance: There are clothes and shows and so forth, with which I must provide my workfolk.The Economist
Tess waited outside the door of the farmhouse till the group of workfolk had received their wages, and then Marian introduced her.
The voices and laughs of the workfolk eating and drinking under the rick came to her as if they were a quarter of a mile off.
The other workfolk were by this time all gathered under the rick, where the loose straw formed a comfortable retreat.
But the act of the Lancashire workfolk was done in cold blood, and in defiance of every natural impulse.A Short History of English Liberalism
Walter Lyon Blease
informal, US workfolks
- working people, esp labourers on a farm
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