days·​man | \ ˈdāzmən \
plural daysmen

Definition of daysman

1 [Middle English dayesman, from dayes (genitive of day day set for arbitration) + -man] archaic : umpire, arbiter neither is there any daysman betwixt us — Job 9:33 (Authorized Version)
2 archaic : day laborer

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1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Daysman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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