worker, day laborer, unskilled worker, toiler, blue-collar worker, manual laborer; carpenter's helper, bricklayer's helper, etc.; ranch hand, farm hand, construction hand, etc.; apprentice, learner, hired man, hand, transient worker, seasonal laborer, ditch-digger, pick-and-shovel man, roust-about, stevedore, miner, street cleaner, thrall, helot, serf, villein, galley slave, wage slave, chattel, instrument, stooge*, robot*, automaton*, peon*, mercenary*, flunky*, lackey, hireling*, hack*, beast of burden*; see also worker.
One who labors:hand, operative, roustabout, worker, working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman, workwoman. See work Roget's II The New Thesaurus Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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