work·​er-priest ˈwər-kər-ˈprēst How to pronounce worker-priest (audio)
: a French Roman Catholic priest who for missionary purposes spends part of each weekday as a worker in a secular job

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of worker-priest was in 1949

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“Worker-priest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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