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(pl. workingmen)
An employee who performs manual or industrial labor.  Synonyms: working man, working person, workman.

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"Workingman" Quotes from Famous Books

... her. This bundle of rags God made in the form of a woman to be the mother of the race. She has been thrown into your streets to starve. Her father is a workingman whom I know. For six months, out of work, he fought with death and hell, and hell won. He is now in prison. Her mother, unable to support herself and child, sought oblivion in drink. She's in the gutter to-night. Her brother ...
— The Man in Gray • Thomas Dixon

... throughout the world furnishes one of the most striking illustrations of this truth. A far-reaching moral, social, and political revolution, undoing the evil work of centuries, unquestionably owes much of its original impulse to the life and labors of a poor, unlearned workingman of New Jersey, whose very existence was scarcely known beyond the narrow ...
— The Complete Works of Whittier - The Standard Library Edition with a linked Index • John Greenleaf Whittier

... philosopher and an active statesman. Under his administration, industry, education, and commerce throve in Portugal as in Spain. Gustavus III (1771-1792) of Sweden similarly made himself the patron of industry and the friend of the workingman. In Italy, the king of Sardinia was freeing his serfs, while in Tuscany several important reforms were being effected by Duke Leopold, a younger brother of ...
— A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. • Carlton J. H. Hayes

Words linked to "Workingman" :   rat-catcher, disinfestation officer, wetter, heaver, mover, sponger, boxer, utility man, labourer, employee, bagger, guestworker, road mender, fuller, chargeman, roadman, scratcher, paster, lather, blaster, shearer, jack, laborer, stamper, roundsman, mill-hand, warehouser, Luddite, manual laborer, factory worker, lacer, warehouseman, excavator, gas fitter, guest worker, packer

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