farm·​work·​er | \ ˈfärm-ˌwər-kər How to pronounce farmworker (audio) \

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farmwork \ ˈfärm-​ˌwərk How to pronounce farmworker (audio) \ noun

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Recent Examples on the Web The announcement comes after a Marion County farmworker died during his shift on June 26 as temperatures topped 100 degrees amid an unprecedented heat wave. oregonlive, 8 July 2021 On Saturday, a farmworker who had recently arrived from Guatemala died in 104-degree temperatures in the Willamette Valley. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 1 July 2021 Rocha's senior photos quickly gained social media attention, with hundreds praising Rocha's pride in her heritage and farmworker family. Gabriela Miranda, USA TODAY, 18 June 2021 The need for farmworker shelter is compounded by the statewide housing crisis, which drives up rents and real estate costs everywhere. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 June 2021 D’Arrigo California was the site of the first mass farmworker vaccination in February. Washington Post, 5 June 2021 An Oregon farmworker died at a worksite in St. Paul on Saturday as the state entered an unprecedented heat wave. oregonlive, 29 June 2021 Even if a farmworker dies on the job, OSHA cannot inspect or fine the farm. Errol Schweizer, Forbes, 16 June 2021 Another farmworker, a broad-shouldered man with calloused hands, echoes the sentiment. Amy Maxmen, Scientific American, 13 May 2021

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First Known Use of farmworker

1843, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jul 2021

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“Farmworker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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