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worker

noun [C] uk   /ˈwɜː.kər/ us    /ˈwɝː.kɚ/
A2 someone who works in a particular job or in a particular way: factory/social/construction workers a good/tireless/skilled worker someone who works for a company or organization but does not have a powerful position: Many companies still treat their management staff better than their workers. in bees and some other types of insects, a female that cannot produce young but collects food for the others
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in Korean 노동자…
in Arabic عامِل…
in Portuguese operário, -a, funcionário…
in Catalan treballador, -a…
in Japanese 働く人, 労働者…
in Italian lavoratore, -trice, operaio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工人, 勞動者, 工作者…
in Russian служащий, рабочий…
in Turkish işçi, çalışan kişi/kimse…
in Chinese (Simplified) 工人, 劳动者, 工作者…
in Polish pracowni-k/ca…
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