workfolk

or work·folks

[ wurk-fohk ]
/ ˈwɜrkˌfoʊk /

plural noun

people who work for a wage, salary, commission, etc., especially rural or agricultural employees.

Nearby words

  1. workers' compensation,
  2. workers' compensation insurance,
  3. workers' cooperative,
  4. workfare,
  5. workflow,
  6. workforce,
  7. workhorse,
  8. workhouse,
  9. working,
  10. working asset

Origin of workfolk

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at work, folk

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British Dictionary definitions for workfolk

workfolk

informal, US workfolks

/ (ˈwɜːkˌfəʊk) /

pl n

working people, esp labourers on a farm
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