from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun someone who earns wages in return for labor.

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  • noun One who earns money.
  • noun UK A profitable product or scheme.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who earn wages in return for their labor


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  • "someone who earn wages in return for their labor":

    Is someone plural, or earn subjunctive and their synonym for his/her? The latter version I wouldn't understand really... Help.

    January 3, 2009

  • Auuuugh. It makes vastly more sense to assume that WordNet has made a typo. Don't fret, telofy!

    January 3, 2009

  • Thx. :-)

    January 4, 2009