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Definition of "wage-earning" []

  • Working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries (adjective)
  • Of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers (adjective)

WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.

Use "wage-earning" in a sentence
  • "According to the committee that drafted the ADC provision in the law, it was “designed to release from the wage-earning role the person whose natural function is to give her children the physical and affectionate guardianship necessary not alone to keep them from falling into social misfortune, but more affirmatively to rear them into citizens capable of contributing to society.”"
  • "This underappreciated arm of the government mission is "To improve the status of wage-earning women, improve their working conditions, increase their efficiency, and advance their opportunities for profitable employment.""
  • "A wife with a nonthreatening wage-earning job eased the economic burden."
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