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 There is the United States Government; and then there are a host of other governments in fact if not in name, the office forces of the corporations that govern production and the office forces of the trade unions that govern the workingman. John Dos Passos, National Review, "Reminiscences of a Middle-Class Radical," 28 Sep. 2020 In its obituary for Alfred Sherman, one of Margaret Thatcher’s economic advisers, the Times of London relayed a story that spoke to one of his pet themes: the utter fecklessness of the British workingman. William Mcgurn, WSJ, "Bernie and Coronavirus Capitalism," 13 Apr. 2020 An upright fluorescent tube leaning against a wall, silently glowing between two work-boots of cast concrete on the floor and suddenly phallic, coaxes out the distinctly masculine, workingman ethos of Minimalism’s first generation. Alexander Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus: Kroger Cincinnati stores reserve first hour for senior shoppers," 20 Mar. 2020 With a real-world price of about $375, this—like all Mossberg offerings—is a gun the workingman can afford. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "Best New Handguns of the 2019 SHOT Show," 22 Jan. 2019 The gradual evolution from workingman’s pub to a coed tavern. BostonGlobe.com, "The lunchtime crowd was light at the venerable Jamaica Plain pub on Tuesday, but the voice of the storied barroom’s owner was heavy and somber when he confirmed the rumors later in the day: Doyle’s, whose rich and colorful history stretches to the late 1800s, is approaching its last call.," 11 Sep. 2019 An upright fluorescent tube leaning against a wall, silently glowing between two work-boots of cast concrete on the floor and suddenly phallic, coaxes out the distinctly masculine, workingman ethos of Minimalism’s first generation. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Sarah Lucas show at the Hammer Museum is naked but definitely not afraid," 17 July 2019 In the first edition, he is shown bearded, casually dressed in an unbuttoned workingman’s shirt, one hand in his pocket, the other on his hip, wearing a black slouch hat. Elaine Showalter, The New York Review of Books, "Whitman, Melville, & Julia Ward Howe: A Tale of Three Bicentennials," 27 May 2019 As interesting as all these craft brews can be, beer is supposed to be a workingman’s libation. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty's Morning Line: Cincinnati Reds need the off day, and other MLB thoughts," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of workingman

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Workingman.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/workingman. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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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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