wage earner


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wage earner

n.
1. One who works for wages.
2. One whose earnings support or help support a household.

wage earner

or

wage worker

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a person who works for wages, esp as distinguished from one paid a salary
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the person who earns money to support a household by working

wage′ earn`er


n.
a person who works for wages.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wage earner - someone who earn wages in return for their laborwage earner - someone who earn wages in return for their labor
breadwinner - one whose earnings are the primary source of support for their dependents
double dipper - someone who draws two incomes from the government (usually by combining a salary and a pension)
garnishee - a wage earner who is served with a garnishment
jobholder - an employee who holds a regular job
Translations

wage earner

[ˈweɪdʒˌɜːnəʳ] nsalariato/a
the family wage earner → il sostegno economico della famiglia
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In past years, the hysteria has gone so far as to blame the unemployment crisis on the minimum wage, and to declare that most minimum wage earners are just teenagers and don't need a raise.
Naturally one would hope that in a situation where any head of the family and a sole wage earner at that, has his or her future decided against a female employee whose husband is also in employment, that the head of family/sole wage earner would take precedence and be retained.
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According to the HRSDC study, the way to escape extreme poverty is to change the family situation--by introducing a second wage earner into the family.
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Certainly, affordable housing is sorely needed - whether for young graduates getting first-time jobs and apartments or for growing families with only one full-time wage earner.
As his 1-year-old son, Sam, sits in his carseat, he seems oblivious to what he faces as a wage earner.
Leo did, however, offer this guideline, at once poetic and rational: "The wage earner should be able to provide his family with all that is needful to keep themselves decently from want and misery amid the uncertainties of this mortal life.