noun, plural nav·vies. British Informal.
HEED THE VOX POPULI, AND TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!
Origin of navvy
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Example sentences from the Web for navvy
It is pleasing to remember that a Navvy Battalion followed us!
The high wages of the navvy are offset by the disadvantages of his employment.
Navvy gave us and the lions a wide berth, and walked to camp.Tales of lonely trails|Zane Grey
The doctor, the schoolmaster, and the professor will be paid (in labour-cheques) at the same rate as the navvy.The Conquest of Bread|Peter Kropotkin
Peter could and did occasionally work like a navvy without feeling that his Imperial dignity was thereby impaired.Russia|Donald Mackenzie Wallace