Definition of day labor in English:

day labor

Syllabification: day la·bor


Unskilled labor paid by the day.
More example sentences
  • Thousands of immigrants scratch out a meager living in gardening, day labor, factory and farm work, and babysitting.
  • Delinquent children in these houses of refuge performed day labor, toiling at tasks such as tailoring and silver plating.
  • In the far-northern city of Harbin, grubby men loiter on street corners, soaking up the coal-scented air and looking for day labor.


day laborer

More example sentences
  • I want work,’ commented one Latin American day laborer criticizing the proposed ordinance.
  • The story concerns itself with a middle-aged, nearly disabled day laborer in economically depressed upstate New York.