wage slave


noun

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

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Origin of wage slave

First recorded in 1885–90

OTHER WORDS FROM wage slave

wage 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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