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synonyms for roustabout

  • drudge
  • farmhand
  • grunt
  • hand
  • hireling
  • operative
  • peon
  • worker
  • workingman
  • workman
  • blue-collar worker
  • manual worker
  • migrant worker
  • unskilled worker
  • working girl
  • working man/woman
  • working stiff
  • workingwoman
  • workwoman
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How to use roustabout in a sentence

More likely to be a stowaway on a merchantman and then roustabout on a cattle boat, or some such thing.
CAP'N ERIJOSEPH CROSBY LINCOLN
Burris is always yelling about not getting enough overtime work, but you know how it is: he's just a roustabout, a common laborer.
DAY OF THE MORONHENRY BEAM PIPER
A razor-back, or tent roustabout, struck Johnny on the head with a tent stake.
THE CRIMSON FLASHROY J. SNELL
I was housemaid and roustabout from sunrise to weary sunset.
HINTS TO PILGRIMSCHARLES STEPHEN BROOKS
Then Kearny leaped to his feet and wrung my hand with the strength of a roustabout.
ROADS OF DESTINYO. HENRY
“Yes; he was just an ordinary roustabout chap,” grunted Hepton, disgustedly.
THE MOTOR BOAT CLUB AND THE WIRELESSH. IRVING HANCOCK
At first Bart fancied it might be one of the burglars, but peering closer he recognized the friendly roustabout.
BART STIRLING'S ROAD TO SUCCESSALLEN CHAPMAN
He threw out his arms wildly, groping to locate the speaker, whom he knew to be the roustabout.
BART STIRLING'S ROAD TO SUCCESSALLEN CHAPMAN
He had come in contact with the roustabout now, who with all his timidity was proving himself a hero in the present instance.
BART STIRLING'S ROAD TO SUCCESSALLEN CHAPMAN
The roustabout held with his other hand a canvas bag on his head so that it concealed nearly his entire face.
BART STIRLING'S ROAD TO SUCCESSALLEN CHAPMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO ROUSTABOUT

  • common laborer
  • laborer
  • navvy
  • roustabout
  • unskilled laborer
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.