working man

Definitions of working man
  1. noun
    an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
    synonyms: working person, workingman, workman
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    examples:
    Paul Bunyan
    a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
    Ali Baba
    the fictional woodcutter who discovered that `open sesame' opened a cave in the Arabian Nights' Entertainment
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    excavator
    a workman who excavates for foundations of buildings or for quarrying
    blaster, chargeman
    a workman employed to blast with explosives
    fuller
    a workman who fulls (cleans and thickens) freshly woven cloth for a living
    gas fitter
    a workman who installs and repairs gas fixtures and appliances
    guest worker, guestworker
    a person with temporary permission to work in another country
    heaver
    a workman who heaves freight or bulk goods (especially at a dockyard)
    jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer
    someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
    lacer
    a workman who laces shoes or footballs or books (during binding)
    lather
    a workman who puts up laths
    Luddite
    one of the 19th century English workmen who destroyed laborsaving machinery that they thought would cause unemployment
    factory worker, mill-hand
    a workman in a mill or factory
    mover
    workman employed by a moving company
    bagger, boxer, packer
    a workman employed to pack things into containers
    paster
    a workman who pastes
    disinfestation officer, rat-catcher
    a workman employed to destroy or drive away vermin
    road mender, roadman
    a workman who is employed to repair roads
    roundsman
    a workman employed to make rounds (to deliver goods or make inspections or so on)
    scratcher
    a workman who uses a tool for scratching
    shearer
    a workman who uses shears to cut leather or metal or textiles
    sponger
    a workman employed to collect sponges
    stamper
    a workman whose job is to form or cut out by applying a mold or die (either by hand or by operating a stamping machine)
    utility man
    a workman expected to serve in any capacity when called on
    warehouseman, warehouser
    a workman who manages or works in a warehouse
    wetter
    a workman who wets the work in a manufacturing process
    agricultural laborer, agricultural labourer
    a person who tills the soil for a living
    bracero
    a Mexican laborer who worked in the United States on farms and railroads in order to ease labor shortages during World War II
    cleaner
    someone whose occupation is cleaning
    day laborer, day labourer
    a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
    digger
    a laborer who digs
    dishwasher
    someone who washes dishes
    drudge, galley slave, navvy, peon
    a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
    gandy dancer
    a laborer in a railroad maintenance gang
    gravedigger
    a person who earns a living by digging graves
    hewer
    a person who hews
    hand, hired hand, hired man
    a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hod carrier, hodman
    a laborer who carries supplies to masons or bricklayers
    gipsy, gypsy, itinerant
    a laborer who moves from place to place as demanded by employment
    faller, feller, logger, lumberjack, lumberman
    a person who fells trees
    mill-girl
    a girl who works in a mill
    miner, mineworker
    laborer who works in a mine
    mule driver, mule skinner, muleteer, skinner
    a worker who drives mules
    platelayer, tracklayer
    a workman who lays and repairs railroad tracks
    porter
    a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
    rail-splitter, splitter
    a laborer who splits logs to build split-rail fences
    remover
    someone who works for a company that moves furniture
    sawyer
    one who is employed to saw wood
    section hand
    a laborer assigned to a section gang
    sprayer
    a worker who applies spray to a surface
    stacker
    a laborer who builds up a stack or pile
    steeplejack
    someone who builds or maintains very tall structures
    dock worker, dock-walloper, docker, dockhand, dockworker, loader, longshoreman, lumper, stevedore
    a laborer who loads and unloads vessels in a port
    fireman, stoker
    a laborer who tends fires (as on a coal-fired train or steamship)
    woodcutter
    cuts down trees and chops wood as a job
    wrecker
    someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
    yardman
    a laborer hired to do outdoor work (such as mowing lawns)
    type of:
    employee
    a worker who is hired to perform a job
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