guest worker
noun Date: 1966 a foreign laborer working temporarily in an industrialized usually European country

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  • guest worker — ➔ worker * * * guest worker UK US noun [C] GOVERNMENT, LAW ► a person who is allowed by the government of another country to work in that country for a limited period: »In most nations there are limitations on the rights of guest workers …   Financial and business terms

  • guest worker — guest .worker n a worker from one country who works in another country for a short time …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • guest worker — guest workers N COUNT A guest worker is a person, especially one from a poor country, who lives and works in a different country for a period …   English dictionary

  • guest worker — guest ,worker noun count someone who goes to a foreign country to work for a period of time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • guest worker — ► NOUN ▪ a person with temporary permission to work in another country …   English terms dictionary

  • guest worker — n. a person who works temporarily or seasonally in a foreign country, typically in a menial or unskilled occupation …   English World dictionary

  • guest worker — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms guest worker : singular guest worker plural guest workers someone who goes to a foreign country to work for a period of time …   English dictionary

  • guest worker — noun a person with temporary permission to work in another country a Moroccan guestworker in Canada was accused of aiding terrorists • Syn: ↑guestworker • Hypernyms: ↑workman, ↑workingman, ↑working man, ↑working person * * * nou …   Useful english dictionary

  • guest worker — guest′ work er n. bus a foreign worker permitted to work in a country, esp. in Western Europe, on a temporary basis • Etymology: 1965–70; trans. of G Gastarbeiter …   From formal English to slang

  • guest worker — noun A person with temporary permission to work in another country. Syn: guestworker, migrant worker, foreign worker, gastarbeiter …   Wiktionary

  • guest worker — a foreign worker permitted to work in a country, esp. in Western Europe, on a temporary basis. [1965 70; trans. of G Gastarbeiter] * * * …   Universalium

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