- a hired laborer, especially on a farm or ranch; farm hand or ranch hand.
- an employee.
Origin of hired hand
Related Words for hired handagent, apprentice, assistant, attendant, breadwinner, clerk, cog, craftsperson, domestic, hand, help, hireling, jobholder, laborer, member, operator, plug, representative
Also, hired man or girl. A person engaged to assist with farm or domestic chores, as in We need extra hired hands during the harvest, or She was looking for a hired girl to do the laundry. This use of hired dates from the 1200s and referred to someone employed for wages as opposed to a slave or serf. The use of girl now may be offensive.