- 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.
Origin of worker
Related Words for workeremployee, trader, peasant, laborer, slave, help, stiff, toiler, breadwinner, hand, serf, artisan, operative, proletarian, craftsperson, nine-to-fiver
Examples from the Web for worker
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 16, 2014
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
November 3, 2014
As far as worker exploitation goes, working conditions in black markets are nearly always worse.Why It's Time to Legalize Prostitution
August 15, 2014
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
August 10, 2014
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
July 30, 2014
Historical Examples of worker
Yes, it was simply that: she was making him a man, a worker, a lover once more.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
He is as thorough a worker in the cause of religion, morality and benevolence as in trade.Cleveland Past and Present
The very word itself implies that the profit of the labour is the worker's own.
Plainly, just so much as the means of life cost which will keep up the worker's strength.
His father was probably a worker in glass, to which trade Bernard was brought up.Self-Help
as a type of bee, 1747, agent noun from work (v.).