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Word of the Day 06/26/17 Hireling

Hireling (noun, adjective)
hireling [hahyuh r-ling]


noun
1. a person who works only for pay, especially in a menial or boring job, with little or no concern for the value of the work.

adjective
2. serving for pay only.
3. venal; mercenary.

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1. menial, minion, flunky, lackey, retainer.

Origin: before 1000; late Middle English hirlyng, Old English hȳrling. See hire, -ling

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