guest worker Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “guest worker” in the English Dictionary

"guest worker" in British English

See all translations

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)

"guest worker" in Business English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of guest worker?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More