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laborer

[ley-ber-er] /ˈleɪ bər ər/
noun
1.
a person engaged in work that requires bodily strength rather than skill or training:
a laborer in the field.
2.
any worker.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English; see labor, -er1
Related forms
underlaborer, noun
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  • Frequent and prolonged jackhammer use can turn a laborer's fingers white and numb.
  • She shifts from workaday laborer to fertile egg layer, adjusting body and life history in the process.
  • We have spit on the laborer over the past few decades and that has got to stop.
  • Society can accommodate itself to the humble laborer, but it justifiably mistrusts the mad thinker.
  • Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.
  • And, they did not earn it, or the computerized system they had improvised the laborer to succeed in the high tech employment.
  • All that from a self-taught laborer who had never been to high school, much less college.
  • Already its influence has spread into the secret council chamber, as well as into the laborer's cottage.
  • What he doesn't foresee is that the laborer will end up as the town fortune-teller.
  • It's not about the guy sneaking across the border to come work as a day laborer to support his family.
British Dictionary definitions for laborer

labourer

/ˈleɪbərə/
noun
1.
a person engaged in physical work, esp of an unskilled kind
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Word Origin and History for laborer
n.

mid-14c., "manual worker," especially an unskilled one, agent noun from labor (v.). Meaning "member of the working class, member of the lowest social rank" is from c.1400.

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