(wûrk′fōk′) also work·folks (-fōks′)
Laborers, especially farm workers.
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(ˈwɜːkˌfəʊk) or


pl n
(Agriculture) working people, esp labourers on a farm
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also work′folks`,
people who work for a wage, commission, etc., esp. rural or agricultural workers.
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Tess waited outside the door of the farmhouse till the group of workfolk had received their wages, and then Marian introduced her.
Even though he realised this, and even though he noticed that the footpaths were full of workfolk scurrying hither and thither, he still felt a bit foolish as he approached the entrance.
It is clear that there are subsidiary records which may have been maintained on a charge/discharge basis, since each list of monthly cash outflows contains details of payments "as per Book of Household Expences", "as per Book of Workfolk's Wages," and "as per Petty-Cash-book" (p.
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