from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The amount of work done during the day; work done by a day-laborer. See
- Hired by the day.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word day-tale.
"A dowly, harden-faced mon, an 'gey hard to bide wi', accordin 'to what all t' day-tale men is sayin '," replied the other.
More Tales of the Ridings Frederic William Moorman 1895
Her father was dead, all the day-tale men had been called up, and her mother, she assured me, "was that thrang wi 't' hens an 't' cauves, shoo'd no time for milkin 'cows."
Tales of the Ridings Frederic William Moorman 1895
Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.