: a person dependent on wages or a salary for a livelihood
Examples of wage slave in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebProslavery propaganda in the antebellum South insisted that Northern wage slaves were worse off than Southern chattel slaves.
Sarah Churchwell, The New York Review of Books, 11 June 2019
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