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laborer

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noun la·bor·er \-bər-ər\

Simple Definition of laborer

  • : a person who does hard physical work for money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of laborer

  1. :  one that labors; specifically :  a person who does unskilled physical work for wages

Examples of laborer in a sentence

  1. He has been working as a laborer on a construction project.

  2. <having no real skills, the men could only find work as laborers unloading cargo ships>



14th Century

First Known Use of laborer

14th century


LABORER Defined for Kids

laborer

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noun la·bor·er \ˈlā-bər-ər\

Definition of laborer for Students

  1. :  a person who does physical work for pay <a farm laborer>





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