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wage earner

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Definition of wage earner in English:

noun

A person who works for wages.
Example sentences
  • Girls leaving school often find work more easily than the boys and go on to become the main wage earner.
  • I believe that this legislation discriminates between a wage earner and a contractor.
  • This is an affordable amount for the average wage earner to pay.

Derivatives

wage-earning

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adjective
Example sentences
  • Last financial year there were 30,000 wage-earning households in Australia that went without at least one meal because of lack of money.
  • In Leeds, the first 20 who will take part are either long-term unemployed or living in households where everyone of wage-earning age is claiming benefits.
  • He said: ‘In west Wiltshire not only do we have a low wage-earning community, but we also have a very fragile retail base.’

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