hireling

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noun hire·ling \ˈhī(-ə)r-liŋ\

Definition of hireling

  1. :  a person who serves for hire especially for purely mercenary motives

Examples of hireling in a sentence

  1. She's one of the political hirelings who run the candidate's campaign.

  2. <demanded to speak to the store's owner and not one of his hirelings>

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of hireling

before 12th century


HIRELING Defined for English Language Learners

hireling

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noun hire·ling \ˈhī(-ə)r-liŋ\

Definition of hireling for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is paid for doing a job that is not respected or that is considered morally wrong


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