labourer

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labourer (plural labourers)

  1. British standard spelling of laborer.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 17, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      This time was most dreadful for Lilian. Thrown on her own resources and almost penniless, she maintained herself and paid the rent of a wretched room near the hospital by working as a charwoman, sempstress, anything. In a moment she had dropped to the level of a casual labourer.

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French, borrowed from Latin labōrāre, present active infinitive of labōrō.

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labourer

  1. (transitive) to plough / plow

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