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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.]

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]
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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