Hired-hand



noun
1.
a hired laborer, especially on a farm or ranch; farm hand or ranch hand.
2.
an employee.
Also, hired man or girl. A person engaged to assist with farm or domestic chores, as in We need extra hired hands during the harvest, or She was looking for a hired girl to do the laundry. This use of hired dates from the 1200s and referred to someone employed for wages as opposed to a slave or serf. The use of girl now may be offensive.

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