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Definition of "workingman" []

  • A man who works for wages. (noun)
  • A man who performs heavy manual or industrial labor. (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 "workingman" in a sentence
  • "The term workingman can never be anything but a grammatical common denominator."
  • "The difference between the rich and the workingman is a trivial distinction?"
  • "Nevertheless, on our last trip over I had this crazy idea I'd visit some London gun shops and find a great deal on a plain workingman's English double."
  • "I am well aware that the majority was a small one, but the vote marks the end of a long struggle, and disproves the contention that the English workingman is by nature an individualist."
  • "What we call the workingman, the day laborer, the mechanic, the mill hand, had no existence as classes."