hireling hireling


  • (n) a person who works only for money


  1. Antonio Pallante was no workaday, hireling killer; he belonged to the fevered race of political assassins who act alone.
  2. A collection of hireling hoydens from the chorus.
  3. Municipal Court Judge James Nelson rejected arguments that Smith was merely a hireling who carried out Belushi's wishes.



  1. "The guardian of Muslims in Tehran is cooperating with the Americans in occupying Iraq and Afghanistan and recognizes the two hireling governments there," al-Zawahri said.
    on Feb 27, 2008 By: Ayman al-Zawahri Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution," Key wrote of the enemy, a line perhaps not ill suited for hockey games, but difficult to imagine teaching 3-year-olds. "No refuge could save the hireling and slave from the terror...
    on Mar 13, 2006 By: Francis Scott Key Source: New York Times

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /