Simple Definition of hireling
: a person who is paid for doing a job that is not respected or that is considered morally wrong
Full Definition of hireling
: a person who serves for hire especially for purely mercenary motives
Examples of hireling
She's one of the political hirelings who run the candidate's campaign.
<demanded to speak to the store's owner and not one of his hirelings>
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of hireling
before 12th century
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