Meaning of “hireling” in the English Dictionary

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"hireling" in British English

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hirelingnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhaɪə.lɪŋ/ us /ˈhaɪr.lɪŋ/ UK disapproving

someone who has been persuaded by an offer of money to do an unpleasant or unpopular job:

He's not the boss, he's just a hireling employed to do the dirty work.

(Definition of “hireling” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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