Etymology
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worker (n.)

mid-14c., "laborer, toiler, performer, doer," agent noun from work (v.). As a type of bee, 1747. As "one employed for a wage," 1848. Old English had wyrcend "worker, laborer."

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Definitions of worker

worker (n.)
a person who works at a specific occupation;
he is a good worker
worker (n.)
a member of the working class (not necessarily employed);
workers of the world--unite!
Synonyms: proletarian / prole
worker (n.)
sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae;
worker (n.)
a person who acts and gets things done;
he's a miracle worker
Synonyms: actor / doer
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