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worker

noun
 
 
/ˈwɜːkər/
A2 [C] someone who works for a company or organization but does not have a powerful position: an office workerClass and class-consciousness in generalWealthiness and wealthyPoverty and poorPosition and status in groups and organizationsWorkers in general
a quick/slow/good, etc worker B1 someone who works quickly/slowly/well, etc →  See also social worker Workers in general
Translations of “worker”
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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