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hired hand

noun
1.
a hired laborer, especially on a farm or ranch; farm hand or ranch hand.
2.
an employee.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism
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Examples from the web for hired hand
  • The third party may not be someone who is affiliated with the operator, such as a hired hand or family member.
  • If a tractor chugged slowly the driver was a hired hand.
  • Nonetheless, the superintendent was still a hired hand of the corporation that owned and operated the mill and the entire village.
Idioms and Phrases with hired hand

hired hand

Also, hired man or girl. A person engaged to assist with farm or domestic chores, as in We need extra hired hands during the harvest, or She was looking for a hired girl to do the laundry. This use of hired dates from the 1200s and referred to someone employed for wages as opposed to a slave or serf. The use of girl now may be offensive.
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