day laborer

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day labor

Labor hired and paid by the day.

day laborer n.

day′ la`borer

an unskilled worker paid by the day.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: laborer - a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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He had been ill for a year after the experience in Pennsylva- nia, and after his recovery worked as a day laborer in the fields, going timidly about and striving to con- ceal his hands.
Voters will have to choose among a farmer, lawyer, building contractor, mason, and day laborer, all who ate named Lakhan Sahu.
The case involved Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests that the National Day Laborer Organization Network filed with four separate agencies.
In our protest, we demand that visits like Biden's to Iraq should not be repeated and that the occupier leaves", said Muhammad Abbas, 25, a day laborer.
Summary: Once a day laborer struggling to make a living, Mourad Baazouzi now wears swanky sports shoes, manages 22 employees, and pays himself a good salary.
It's hard enough to see a ram in the zodiac work force, but putting a day laborer on the job there seems even more labored.
It's an unusual gesture, and it's a beautiful one," Pablo Alvarado, director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, told The New York Times.
A former day laborer who immigrated to the United States more than 50 years ago, Luna joked in English and Spanish with those nearest him.
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) presents Disorder at Day Laborer Sites, which proposes 11 strategies likely to be effective in dealing with the problem.
Five of the major mayoral candidates are reaching out to Hispanic residents with promises of better schools, centers for day laborer centers and high-level jobs in the city government.
That Mexican day laborer on the street corner--is he an al Qaeda sleeper in disguise?