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[wur-king-man] /ˈwɜr kɪŋˌmæn/
noun, plural workingmen.
a man of the working class; a man, whether skilled or unskilled, who earns his living at some manual or industrial work.
1630-40; working + man1
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See -man. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • It was a stolid workingman's town, home to shoe factories and meat markets and secondhand stores.
  • It is eaten by the workingman to give bulk to his food.
  • No one outside of the industry can realize the importance of this practice to the individual workingman in the shop.
  • He hardly seemed cut out to be a workingman's revolutionary.
  • The move from a cottage system to a machine-driven industry affected the workingman and his family in all aspects of life.

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