- a member of a caste of sexually underdeveloped, nonreproductive bees, specialized to collect food and maintain the hive.
- a similar member of a specialized caste of ants, termites, or wasps.
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Origin of worker
OTHER WORDS FROM workernon·work·er, nounsub·work·er, noun
Words nearby worker
Example sentences from the Web for worker
“We thought it must be the children playing some game,” a worker at the school told Reuters.Taliban: We Slaughtered 100+ Kids Because Their Parents Helped America|Sami Yousafzai|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We meet a worker named Joan, who tries to escape but is dragged back in after sustaining a gory walker bite on her arm.The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape|Melissa Leon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then there is the fact that officially every French worker is entitled to 31 days of paid vacation.Obama’s Extravagant Summer Break? More Like, America’s Vacation-Deficit Disorder|Clive Irving|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is one theory that they were both exposed by a Liberian worker in the contamination crew who fell ill.‘He Could Have Brought Ebola Here’: Minnesota Widow on Her Husband|Michael Daly|July 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One worker was shot point blank in the chest, another in the shoulder.Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home|Michael Daly|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, there wasn't a worker in the house that was not disgusted with his laziness.The Tale of Buster Bumblebee|Arthur Scott Bailey
Each person received pay according to his value as a worker, the record being kept by the foreman of his group.Stories of the Badger State|Reuben Gold Thwaites
Engels pleaded he was already over busy with those tasks, which show him to have been so patient and prolific a worker.The Art of Lecturing|Arthur M. (Arthur Morrow) Lewis
But there are two points of view in this question—the point of view of the management and that of the worker.To Him That Hath|Ralph Connor
They are deceived: the mason builds for the fire, the worker toils for the thief.The Legend of Ulenspiegel, Vol. II (of 2)|Charles de Coster