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noun [countable] worker pronunciation in American English /ˈwɜrkər/
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  1. 1
    someone below the level of a manager who works in a particular company or industry
    About 1,000 workers at the factory lost their jobs.
    agricultural/clerical/industrial workers: Less than 40% of agricultural workers are under 40 years old.
    farm/factory/shipyard workers
    skilled/unskilled workers (=people who have or do not have special skills to do a particular job): The company is offering job opportunities for around 50 skilled workers.
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      [plural] working-class people
      Workers of the world unite!
  2. 3
    used for describing how well, quickly, etc. someone works
    a good/hard worker: Jan has always been a hard worker.
    a poor/slow worker: He’s a nice man, but quite a slow worker.


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