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A guest worker, especially one in Germany.

[German : Gast, guest (from Middle High German, from Old High German; see ghos-ti- in Indo-European roots) + Arbeiter, worker (from arbeiten, to work, from Arbeit, work, from Middle High German arebeit, from Old High German arabeit; see orbh- in Indo-European roots).]


(ˈgɑstˌɑr baɪ tər)

n., pl. -beit•er (-baɪ tər)
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Certainly not all her findings regarding the social particularities of Serbian gastarbeiters fit the story of the Zepters.
One theme that is raised by just a few participants, but that is a central concern of this article, is the gap between the experience of the writer in exile and the mass of "ordinary" refugees, with the position of the Gastarbeiters in Germany frequently alluded to in this context.
The heavy traffic is caused by returning tourists, as well as by gastarbeiters from Turkey returing from their homeland to Western Europe.
Bernard, Sara, The return of the Yugoslav Gastarbeiters Home, a chronological division, Paper to the workshop "Labour Migration and Transnationalism in Europe - Contemporary and Historical Perspectives" at the Sudost-Institut, Regensburg, 10-11 December 2010, see Forschungsplattform Sudosteuropa, fpsoe.
Economy expert Izet Zeqiri explains that the unemployment has also struck the Albanian gastarbeiters and therefore they are unable to invest in their home countries.