wage slave


noun

a person who works for a wage, especially with total and immediate dependency on the income derived from such labor.

Nearby words

  1. wage determination,
  2. wage differential,
  3. wage earner,
  4. wage incentive,
  5. wage scale,
  6. wage-push inflation,
  7. wager,
  8. wages,
  9. wages council,
  10. wages of sin, the

Origin of wage slave

First recorded in 1885–90

Related formswage slavery, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for wage slave

wage slave

noun

ironic a person dependent on a wage or salary
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