work done and paid for by the hour or day.

Compare piecework.

Origin of timework

First recorded in 1820–30; time + work
Related formstime·work·er, noun
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Historical Examples of timework

  • In 1843 the dispute was allowed to end, when the five firms promised to pay the women on timework at rates between 7s.

British Dictionary definitions for timework



work paid for by the length of time taken, esp by the hour or the dayCompare piecework
Derived Formstimeworker, noun
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