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guest worker

noun
1.
a foreign worker permitted to work in a country, especially in Western Europe, on a temporary basis.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; translation of German Gastarbeiter
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Examples for guest worker
  • Many worked summers, illegally or in guest worker programs, then returned home in the winter after the crops were harvested.
  • Sanders has long been concerned that employers misused guest worker programs to keep wages and benefits low.
  • The first is, you talk about a temporary guest worker program.

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