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daywork Syllabification: day·work
Pronunciation: /ˈdāwərk/

Definition of daywork in English:


Casual work paid for on a daily basis.
Example sentences
  • There were no written instructions, no definition of the work required at any site, no tender and little or no on-site verification of daywork sheets by their personnel.
  • We would therefore suggest that this work be carried out on a daywork basis, based on 2 men for a minimum of 8 hours a day at £14 per hour per man.
  • The best places to find daywork are the boatyards, where the boats are being made ready for the next season.



Example sentences
  • We were able to consolidate the vast array of schedules down to 4 core schedules for both dayworkers and shiftworkers.
  • Positions such as party workers, temporary dayworkers, waitresses and bartenders and party cooks fall into this category.
  • I had 3 offers to choose from when I was getting into the industry, based on doing a good job as a dayworker.

Words that rhyme with daywork

breastwork • spadework

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