farmworker

noun

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

Examples of farmworker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The best way for legislators to enact meaningful change is to uplift farmworkers and put in place initiatives that address their needs like support services. Gillian Brassil, Sacramento Bee, 5 Feb. 2024 The shooting occurred just days before the one-year anniversary of the largest mass shooting in the history of San Mateo County, when seven farmworkers were shot and killed at two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay. Will McCarthy, The Mercury News, 21 Jan. 2024 Amid a record-breaking heatwave, farmworkers harvested onions in the dark, hours before sunrise, when the labor of picking them would become too intense. Marc Lacey, New York Times, 18 Dec. 2023 Viewers witness Hernández make history as the nation’s first first-generation Mexican-American astronaut – he was born in French Camp, just south of Stockton in 1962 – and the first migrant farmworker to leave the fields for the celestial skies. Peter Larsen, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 Its upcoming publication shares work from seasonal, migrant and immigrant California farmworkers. Steven Vargas, Los Angeles Times, 24 Jan. 2024 The 66-year-old farmworker charged with killing seven people at two mushroom farms in Half Moon Bay, California, last year over a $100 repair bill for farm equipment was indicted by a grand jury, authorities said. Pilar Arias, Fox News, 24 Jan. 2024 The Teamsters are cozy with the growers who employ the farmworkers. Jo Thomas, Detroit Free Press, 14 Jan. 2024 His story began 72 years ago, when his mother, a migrant farmworker, followed the summer harvest north to New Jersey, then headed south to work around Belle Glade until the summer harvest drew farmworkers back north. Michael Adno, Rolling Stone, 7 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of farmworker was in 1843

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“Farmworker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farmworker. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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