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wage +‎ -man


wageman (plural wagemen)

  1. (obsolete) A worker who is paid an hourly or daily wage, rather than by the piece or job
    • 1898 November, “The Welsh Coal Strike and Its Lessons”, in The Social-Democrat, page 326:
      Supposing the wages of a collier — who is paid by the ton — or a wageman, who is paid by the day, to be 17s. per week under the standard, with coal selling at from 9s. to 9s. 1.71 d per ton, his wages would be 17s. + 10 per cent.

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