wage earner
noun Date: 1861 a person who works for wages or salary

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  • wage earner — UK US noun [C] WORKPLACE ► a person who earns money by working: »For her, life as a wage earner began at 15. »For low income wage earners, rent in most U.S. cities is simply beyond reach …   Financial and business terms

  • wage-earner — wage .earner n 1.) someone in a family who earns money for the rest of the family 2.) someone who works for wages ▪ Both wage earners and salaried officials were protected by the new regulations …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wage-earner — wageˈ earner noun 1. Anyone who works for wages 2. The person who earns the money that supports, or money that helps to support, the household • • • Main Entry: ↑wage …   Useful english dictionary

  • wage earner — index employee Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wage-earner — wage ,earner noun count 1. ) someone who receives money for work that they do 2. ) a member of a family who earns money for the rest of the family …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wage earner — n. a person who works for wages …   English World dictionary

  • wage earner — noun someone who earn wages in return for their labor • Syn: ↑earner • Derivationally related forms: ↑earn (for: ↑earner) • Hypernyms: ↑jobholder …   Useful english dictionary

  • wage-earner — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms wage earner : singular wage earner plural wage earners 1) someone who receives money for work that they do 2) a member of a family who earns money for the rest of the family …   English dictionary

  • wage-earner — Literally, one who earns wages. For the purpose of the exception from involuntary adjudication in bankruptcy, an individual who works for wages, salary, or hire at a rate of compensation not exceeding $1,500 per year. Bankruptcy Act § 1(32); 11… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wage earner — wage′ earn er n. a person who works for wages • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • wage earner — noun someone who works for wages, especially if that wage supports a household See Also: breadwinner …   Wiktionary

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