work·er noun \ˈwər-kər\
: a person who does a particular job to earn money
: a person who is actively involved in a particular activity
: a person whose job does not involve managing other people
a : one that works especially at manual or industrial labor or with a particular material <a factory worker> —often used in combination
b : a member of the working class
: any of the sexually underdeveloped and usually sterile members of a colony of social ants, bees, wasps, or termites that perform most of the labor and protective duties of the colony
Examples of WORKER
- The company is planning to hire 200 workers.
- The average worker earned $1,000 more this year.
- If management doesn't make the changes, the workers will go on strike.
- They are both hard workers.
First Known Use of WORKER
Related to WORKER
- dogsbody [chiefly British], drone, drudge, drudger, fag, foot soldier, grub, grubber, grunt, laborer, peon, plugger, slavey, slogger, toiler, slave
- employer, gaffer [British]
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