key worker

noun mainly British

a social worker, mental health worker, or nursery nurse assigned to an individual case, patient, or child
(in Britain) a worker in any of a number of public sector professions considered by the government to be essential to society, for example teachers, police officers, NHS health workers etc

Nearby words

  1. key signature,
  2. key stage,
  3. key station,
  4. key up,
  5. key west,
  6. key, francis scott,
  7. key-in-lock maneuver,
  8. key-man assurance,
  9. keyboard,
  10. keyboard warrior

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