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day laborer

noun

  1. an unskilled worker paid by the day.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of day laborer1

First recorded in 1540–50

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Example Sentences

The day laborers who win a First Amendment lawsuit defending their right to seek work are defending the Constitution for all.

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The piece focuses on Palm Beach County, “home to old-monied millionaires but also some of the poorest day laborers and farm workers in America.”

Two-and-twenty years ago, Sandy McGregor worked as a day-laborer in a shipyard, at three and sixpence per day.

I'm nothing but an ordinary day-laborer, a plain Mick, a sort of a Wop, obeying orders.

He is at most times a day-laborer, slouchy in his bearing and slovenly in his dress.

His was a finer nature than theirs; he was a gentleman, thank God, and no day-laborer.

Perhaps he may be even worse; a common day-laborer of the parish.

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