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workingman

[wur-king-man]
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noun, plural work·ing·men.
  1. a man of the working class; a man, whether skilled or unskilled, who earns his living at some manual or industrial work.

Origin of workingman

First recorded in 1630–40; working + man1

Usage note

See -man.
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Examples from the Web for workingman

Historical Examples

  • Never forget that a workingman is not a slave, and that whoever is not a workingman is a lazy drone.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • The workingman and the employer, then, understood each other perfectly.

    Socialism

    John Spargo

  • Arthur sprang up as if he suddenly remembered that he was a workingman.

    Wayside Courtships

    Hamlin Garland

  • Joyce judged that the rough tones of the answer came from a workingman.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • He had told her, with that sardonic smile, that he was a workingman.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine