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navvy

noun nav·vy \ˈna-vē\

: a worker who does very hard physical labor

plural navvies

Full Definition of NAVVY

chiefly British
:  an unskilled laborer

Origin of NAVVY

by shortening & alteration from navigator construction worker on a canal
First Known Use: circa 1834

Rhymes with NAVVY

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