Definition of workingman
: one who works for wages usually at manual labor
Recent Examples of workingman from the Web
A reward for killing the beast eventually equaled a year’s salary for workingmen, writes historian Jean-Marc Moriceau in La Bête du Gévaudan.
After the day’s work was done, Deford fell into the habit of going along with the newspaper’s typesetting and printing men to a workingman’s bar down by the docks.
Not just any men, but characters — workingmen, old men, homeless men, policemen and firemen.
In truth, the hot dog is the American id, our good and our bad, both humble street meat (the workingman's meal) and humility's opposite.
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First Known Use of workingman
before 12th century
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Definition of workingman for Students
: a person who works for wages usually at manual labor
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