laborer

noun la·bor·er \ ˈlā-bər-ər \

Definition of laborer

: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

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First Known Use of laborer

14th century

laborer Synonyms


LABORER Defined for English Language Learners

laborer

noun

Definition of laborer for English Language Learners

  • : a person who does hard physical work for money


LABORER Defined for Kids

laborer

noun la·bor·er \ ˈlā-bər-ər \

Definition of laborer for Students

:a person who does physical work for pay
  • a farm laborer


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