wage-earning

wage-earning

adjective
1. working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor" 
2. of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw [syn: propertyless
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