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wage-earner

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Wages
wage-earnerˈwage-ˌearner noun [countable]  1 EARNsomeone in a family who earns money for the rest of the family2 BEWsomeone who works for wages Both wage-earners and salaried officials were protected by the new regulations.
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wage-earnerJames mentioned that he had never understood why people went on strike until he became a wage-earner.The lowest incomes were generally supplemented by charity and in many households women and children were also wage-earners.As a result it is important to create as many wage-earners and taxpayers as possible.With current inflation most wage-earners or salaried employees have regular increases in basic remuneration.To Elfed, Richard was a potential wage-earner, and there he was in school, costing money not earning it.Families without wage-earners must seek relief from government social security programs.
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