(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. worker, work[ing]man or -woman, wage earner. See exertion.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. worker, day laborer, unskilled worker, toiler, blue-collar worker, manual laborer; carpenter's helper, bricklayer's helper, etc.; ranch hand, farm hand, construction hand, etc.; apprentice, learner, hired man, hand, transient worker, seasonal laborer, ditch-digger, pick-and-shovel man, roust-about, stevedore, miner, street cleaner, thrall, helot, serf, villein, galley slave, wage slave, chattel, instrument, stooge*, robot*, automaton*, peon*, mercenary*, flunky*, lackey, hireling*, hack*, beast of burden*; see also worker .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
worker, blue-collar worker, hand, *grunt, unskilled worker, drudge, peon, *hardhat, wage earner, employee.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun One who labors: hand, operative, roustabout, worker, working girl, workingman, working-woman, workman, workwoman. See WORK.

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