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Definition of "hired hand" [hired hand]

  • A paid employee, especially on a farm or ranch. (noun)
  • Informal A paid employee. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hired hand" in a sentence
  • ""But it don't matter who's Pres'dent - Seward, Breckenridge, Douglas, or Jake the hired hand - after the 'lection, comes the crisis, Mistuh Comber.""
  • "Page 88 in a lady named Mabel Jones West who was sort of hired hand for the writer Ku Klux Klan, I think."
  • "The only if was who got to him first: some religious bampot avenging the murder of a priest, or the hired hand of whoever set him up, in accordance with the second rule of assassination."