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timework

[ tahym-wurk ]
/ ˈtaɪmˌwɜrk /
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noun
work done and paid for by the hour or day.
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Compare piecework.

Origin of timework

First recorded in 1820–30; time + work

OTHER WORDS FROM timework

timeworker, noun
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How to use timework in a sentence

  • 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

timework
/ (ˈtaɪmˌwɜːk) /

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

Derived forms of timework

timeworker, noun
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