guest worker Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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guest workernoun [C]

uk   us  
a ​person who ​lives and ​works in a ​foreigncountry for a ​limitedperiod of ​time, doing low-paid and usually ​unskilledwork
(Definition of guest worker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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guest workernoun [C]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT, LAW
a ​person who is ​allowed by the ​government of another country to ​work in that country for a ​limitedperiod: In most ​nations there are limitations on the ​rights of ​guestworkers.
(Definition of guest worker from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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