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guest worker

n.
A foreigner who is permitted to work in a country on a temporary basis, as for farm labor.

[Translation of German Gastarbeiter; see Gastarbeiter.]
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guest′ work`er


n.
a foreign worker permitted to work in a country, esp. in Western Europe, on a temporary basis.
[1965–70; translation of German Gastarbeiter]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guest worker - a person with temporary permission to work in another country; "a Moroccan guestworker in Canada was accused of aiding terrorists"
working man, working person, workingman, workman - an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
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Henry & Sons allegedly drastically cut the work hours of the Puerto Rican employees, paid them less than the foreign workers, evicted the citizen farm workers from company housing to make room for guest workers, and coerced Puerto Rican workers into signing documents saying they abandoned their jobs.
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