laborer

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noun la·bor·er \ˈlā-bər-ər\

Definition of laborer

  1. :  one that labors; specifically :  a person who does unskilled physical work for wages

Examples of laborer in a sentence

  1. He has been working as a laborer on a construction project.

  2. having no real skills, the men could only find work as laborers unloading cargo ships

14th Century

First Known Use of laborer

14th century


LABORER Defined for English Language Learners

laborer

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noun la·bor·er \ˈlā-bər-ər\

Definition of laborer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who does hard physical work for money


LABORER Defined for Kids

laborer

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noun la·bor·er \ˈlā-bər-ər\

Definition of laborer for Students

  1. :  a person who does physical work for pay a farm laborer



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