Definition of workingman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwəːkɪŋman/

noun (plural workingmen)

North American
A man who works for wages, especially in manual or industrial work.
Example sentences
  • When a mechanics' union campaigned for workingmen's interests in 1828, it was a signal advance for cobblers and their kind.
  • Chinese workingmen and women are dying at a higher rate than their counterparts in Victorian England or turn-of-the-century America, and, until now, the world has been paying little attention.
  • He intended his social programs to divert workingmen from revolutionary socialism and purchase their loyalty to the Kaiser's regime, and to a large extent he seems to have achieved his objectives.

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