navvy

noun nav·vy \ ˈna-vē \

Definition of navvy

plural navvies
chiefly British
: an unskilled laborer

Origin and Etymology of navvy

by shortening & alteration from navigator construction worker on a canal


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navvy

Definition of navvy for English Language Learners

  • : a worker who does very hard physical labor


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