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(pl. workingmen)
An employee who performs manual or industrial labor.  Synonyms: working man, working person, workman.

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"Workingman" Quotes from Famous Books

... of Congress. We were the best of friends and I much objected to a joint meeting. The parties, however, would take no denial, and it was arranged that we should be given alternate dates. Then it appeared that the designated thesis read: "Which political party offers for the workingman the best solution of ...
— Marse Henry, Complete - An Autobiography • Henry Watterson

... night. I'm much better off as I am—total abstinence, in a manner of speaking. No, no, guvner, I appreciate your big heart, but I'm happy with my little bit of fish and a rabbit in the pot—why should I set up to be an honest workingman and ...
— Greener Than You Think • Ward Moore

... town hall, went in, ordered and ate with relish some hot frankfurters, and drank some coffee. He had eaten a plentiful breakfast before starting, but the keen air had created his appetite anew. Beside him at the counter sat a young workingman, also eating frankfurters and drinking coffee. Now and then he gave a sidelong and supercilious glance at James's fine clothes. James caught one of the glances, ...
— 'Doc.' Gordon • Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman

... including children and a grandparent, exclaiming with joy at sight of this instrument. Another shows a concert singer singing widely beside "The Gibson Upright," with an accompanist seated. Another shows a semi-colossal millionaire, and a workingman of similar size in paper cap and apron, shaking hands across "The Gibson Upright," and, printed: "$188.00—The Price for the Millionaire, the Same for Plain John Smith—$188.00." This poster and the others all show the slogan: ...
— The Gibson Upright • Booth Tarkington

... pay the wages of the laborers remunerates them for only a few years of the perpetual possession which they have abandoned to you. Wages is the cost of the daily maintenance and refreshment of the laborer. You are wrong in calling it the price of a sale. The workingman has sold nothing; he knows neither his right, nor the extent of the concession which he has made to you, nor the meaning of the contract which you pretend to have made with him. On his side, utter ignorance; on yours, error and surprise, not ...
— What is Property? - An Inquiry into the Principle of Right and of Government • P. J. Proudhon

... his own career. I was a workingman myself twenty years ago, and now I keep a carriage, a butler, and several judges and legislators, in four ...
— White Slaves • Louis A Banks

... schoolrooms unnumbered. Then comes Richard Wagner, the political outcast, writing from exile the music that serves as a mine for much of our modern composing, marching down the centuries to the solemn chant of his "Pilgrims' Chorus"; William Morris, Oxford graduate and uncouth workingman in blouse and overalls, arrested in the streets of London for haranguing crowds on Socialism, let go with a warning, on suspended sentence—canceled only by death—making his mark upon the walls of every well-furnished house in England or ...
— Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8 • Elbert Hubbard

... her. This bundle of rags God made in the form of a woman to be the mother of the race. She has been thrown into your streets to starve. Her father is a workingman whom I know. For six months, out of work, he fought with death and hell, and hell won. He is now in prison. Her mother, unable to support herself and child, sought oblivion in drink. She's in the gutter to-night. Her brother has joined a gang on the East ...
— The Man in Gray • Thomas Dixon

... harangued the gathering, now sixty thousand strong, using by way of a text lines which were at that time familiar to every workingman: ...
— The Leading Facts of English History • D.H. Montgomery

... complete story of the famous Mounted Police of Pennsylvania, illustrated with a mass of accurate narrative and re-enforced with statistics. The occasion of its writing was a personal experience—the cold-blooded murder of Sam Howell, a fine young American workingman, a carpenter by trade, near Miss Mayo's country home in New York. The circumstances of this murder could not have been more skilfully arranged had they been specially designed to illustrate the weakness and folly of the ancient, out-grown engine to which most states in the Union, ...
— Americans All - Stories of American Life of To-Day • Various

... paying a better price for these than do other markets for the same quality. We can only take the space here to point out a few of these preferences. The Baldwin is by all odds our best general market and export variety. It is the workingman's apple and finds its best sale in our largest cities, particularly in New York and Chicago. The Rhode Island Greening is a better seller in the northern markets than it is in the southern, finding its best sale in Boston and in New York. The Northern Spy is highly regarded by all our large northern ...
— Apple Growing • M. C. Burritt

Words linked to "Workingman" :   packer, factory worker, utility man, disinfestation officer, guest worker, road mender, shearer, boxer, roadman, fuller, paster, scratcher, bagger, guestworker, excavator, chargeman, heaver, sponger, rat-catcher, roundsman, working person, employee, lacer, labourer, gas fitter, laborer, mill-hand, Luddite, working man, workman, blaster, warehouseman, manual laborer, wetter, stamper, lather, mover, jack, warehouser

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