wage earner


noun

a person who works for wages, especially a laborer.

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Origin of wage earner

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for wage earner

wage earner

US wage worker


noun

a person who works for wages, esp as distinguished from one paid a salary
the person who earns money to support a household by working
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