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key worker Line breaks: key work¦er

Definition of key worker in English:


An employee who provides a vital service, especially in the police, health, or education sectors.
Example sentences
  • The government is keen to trumpet its array of complex housing schemes to help key workers.
  • More than 50 flats will be set aside for key workers.
  • The five-year scheme to build homes on land given up by the national park would accommodate key workers identified by Craven District Council.
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