Meaning of “navvy” in the English Dictionary

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"navvy" in British English

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navvynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈnæv.i/ us /ˈnæv.i/ UK old-fashioned informal

a man who is employed to do unskilled physical work, usually building or making roads

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