workingman

noun
work·​ing·​man | \ ˈwər-kiŋ-ˌman How to pronounce workingman (audio) \

Definition of workingman

: one who works for wages usually at manual labor

Examples of workingman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Manchin used the snafu to further tar his wealthy opponent—who had supported NAFTA and opposed the minimum wage—as a fake friend of the workingman. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Blass owned a workingman’s hands, thick with scuffed, ashy knuckles. New York Times, 23 Sep. 2021 Manchin used the snafu to further tar his wealthy opponent—who had supported NAFTA and opposed the minimum wage—as a fake friend of the workingman. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Manchin used the snafu to further tar his wealthy opponent—who had supported NAFTA and opposed the minimum wage—as a fake friend of the workingman. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Manchin used the snafu to further tar his wealthy opponent—who had supported NAFTA and opposed the minimum wage—as a fake friend of the workingman. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Manchin used the snafu to further tar his wealthy opponent—who had supported NAFTA and opposed the minimum wage—as a fake friend of the workingman. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Manchin used the snafu to further tar his wealthy opponent—who had supported NAFTA and opposed the minimum wage—as a fake friend of the workingman. Mary L. Trump, The New Republic, 12 Aug. 2021 Hagler was the workingman's fighter from Brockton, Massachusetts, with a chip on his shoulder. Tim Dahlberg, Star Tribune, 5 June 2021

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First Known Use of workingman

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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18 Oct 2021

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“Workingman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workingman. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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workingman

noun
work·​ing·​man | \ ˈwər-kiŋ-ˌman How to pronounce workingman (audio) \
plural workingmen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of workingman

: a person who works for wages usually at manual labor

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