laborer laborer  /ˈleɪbərER0/


  • (n) someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor



  1. He becomes a slave laborer, then a fugitive, finally living in the ruins of a destroyed city.
  2. In 1977 Bolao moved to Europe and misspent an entire decade there as an itinerant laborer, living the life of a pote maudit and striking up an acquaintance with heroin.
  3. Kailash, 50, a landless farm laborer, has moved to Lal Bihari's village.


  • Municipalities burdened with overgrown grass

    Mike Jablonski, a laborer at the City of Utica Parks and Recreation Department, gets a weed trimmer ready to use as he and other employees of the Parks and Recreation Department maintain Chancellor Park in Utica Monday, June 10, 2013. Last year, 131 bills for grass cutting services from the City of Utica went out to property owners.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Herkimer Evening Telegram

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  1. "The Mexican, whether young or old, criollo or mestizo, general or laborer or lawyer," Paz wrote in "Mexican Masks, seems to me to be a person who shuts himself away to protect himself: his face is a mask and so is his smile."
    on Mar 13, 2007 By: Octavio Paz Source: Broward New Times

  2. "No one wants to be a day laborer forever," said Leggett. "That's why it's critical to engage these folks and help them move from the informal economy into the formal economy - using our already existing county job training and development...
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Isiah Leggett Source: Montgomery County Sentinel

  3. King wrote, "There is nothing but a lack of social vision to prevent us from paying an adequate wage to every American citizen whether he be a hospital worker, laundry worker, maid, or day laborer."
    on Jan 28, 2005 By: Martin Luther King Source: Topeka Capital Journal

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