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noun [countable]     worker pronunciation in American English
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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.

    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.

  2. 2
    someone who works for a particular organization, especially a political party
  3. 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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