wage earner


noun

a person who works for wages, especially a laborer.

Nearby words

  1. wafture,
  2. wag,
  3. wage,
  4. wage determination,
  5. wage differential,
  6. wage incentive,
  7. wage scale,
  8. wage slave,
  9. wage-push inflation,
  10. wager

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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