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

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

Examples of farmworker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mollie Tibbetts was a University of Iowa student when she was murdered in 2018 by a farmworker while out for a run. Samantha Chery, Washington Post, 16 Sep. 2022 Originally from Guanajuato in central Mexico, Maria has been a farmworker in the US since 2017. Parija Kavilanz, CNN, 20 July 2022 His children knew only that their father had been a farmworker. Scott Sandell, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 Chubarina, a dairy farmworker, does not question the war. Robyn Dixon, Washington Post, 6 Aug. 2022 The legislation is named after Asunción Valdivia, a California farmworker who died in 2004 after picking grapes for 10 hours straight in 105-degree temperatures, U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., said. Melissa Chan, NBC News, 22 July 2022 Hernandez is described as the first migrant farmworker to travel into space. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 July 2022 For decades, Fausto Ríos has kept his experiences as a migrant farmworker in the bracero program a secret from all but close family members. Scott Sandell, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2022 During the heat wave that rippled through the US Pacific Northwest last summer, a number of workers died on the job, including a farmworker out in the fields in 104°F heat, a Walmart distribution center worker, and a construction worker. Sarah Todd, Quartz, 24 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of farmworker

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Farmworker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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