noun, plural work·ing·men.

a man of the working class; a man, whether skilled or unskilled, who earns his living at some manual or industrial work.

Nearby words

  1. working storage,
  2. working substance,
  3. working week,
  4. working-capital fund,
  5. working-day,
  6. workingperson,
  7. workingwoman,
  8. workload,
  9. workman,
  10. workmanlike

Origin of workingman

First recorded in 1630–40; working + man1

Usage note

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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