day laborer

noun
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of day laborer

: one who works for daily wages especially as an unskilled laborer

Examples of day laborer in a Sentence

  1. They hire day laborers to pick the apples.

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First Known Use of day laborer

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DAY LABORER Defined for English Language Learners

day laborer

Definition of day laborer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is hired for a day or more to do work that usually does not require special skills


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