hired man

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hired man

A man who is hired specifically to work on or help with something. Although often associated with farm work, the phrase can be used more broadly. With a few more hired men, I think we could get this job done by the end of the week. I need a hired man to help with the cows.
See also: hire, man
References in classic literature ?
Between the vases is a cheerful decoration of preserved coffin plates -- five in all, pertaining respectively to Janet's father and mother, a brother, her sister Anne, and a hired man who died here once!