hireling Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hirelingnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhaɪə.lɪŋ/  us   /ˈhaɪr-/ UK disapproving
someone who has been ​persuaded by an ​offer of ​money to do an ​unpleasant or ​unpopularjob: He's not the ​boss, he's just a hireling ​employed to do the ​dirtywork.
(Definition of hireling from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hireling”
in Chinese (Simplified) 受雇听人使唤的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 受僱供人使喚的人…
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