people who work for a wage, salary, commission, etc., especially rural or agricultural employees.
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How to use workfolk in a sentence
Tess waited outside the door of the farmhouse till the group of workfolk had received their wages, and then Marian introduced her.
The voices and laughs of the workfolk eating and drinking under the rick came to her as if they were a quarter of a mile off.
The other workfolk were by this time all gathered under the rick, where the loose straw formed a comfortable retreat.
"We workfolk shall have some lordly junketing to-night," said Cainy Ball, casting forth his thoughts in a new direction.Far from the Madding Crowd | Thomas Hardy
No saint or philosopher ever betrayed a greater fortitude than these poor and simple workfolk.A Short History of English Liberalism | Walter Lyon Blease
British Dictionary definitions for workfolk
working people, esp labourers on a farm
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