hireling

[ hahyuhr-ling ]SEE DEFINITION OF hireling

Synonyms for hireling

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Your own country, and your country's cause, above every other; all else is the hireling's part.

O remarkable shepherd of the flock, and assuredly no hireling!

Wouldn't I be a hireling too if—if I had anything to do with it?

Everything could not be trusted to one man, and that man a hireling.

I was hireling to a rich farmer, and drove his plough—four oxen there were.

Some hireling, some enemy of the shepherd, drove it far away from the fold.

The hireling went away and returned with a maid and the Child.

His brothers were the leaders of Rienzi's hireling army—that army were his creatures.

And it was only last night that he had seen Goritz's fellow assassin and hireling.

Gotschalk, the hireling and not a pastor, and those who were with him were driven off.

WORD ORIGIN

"one who works for hire," Old English hyrling; see hire + -ling. As an adjective by 1580s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HIRELING

employee

nounperson being paid for working for another or a corporation
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