workers hired on a daily basis only, especially unskilled labor.
work done by a day laborer.
Origin of day labor
late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50
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Examples from the Web for day labor
A return to day-labor is attended, though perhaps in a less degree, by the same discomfort.Nests and Eggs of Birds of The United States|Thomas G. Gentry