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Meaning of NAVVY

Pronunciation:  'navee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a laborer who is obliged to do menial work
 

NAVVY is a 5 letter word that starts with N.

 

 Synonyms: drudge, galley slave, peon
 
 See Also: jack, laborer, labourer, manual laborer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Nav"vy\, n.; pl. {Navies}. [Abbreviated fr. navigator.]
Originally, a laborer on canals for internal navigation;
hence, a laborer on other public works, as in building
railroads, embankments, etc. [Eng.]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blue-collar worker, breadwinner, casual, casual laborer, common laborer, day laborer, digger, dredge, dredger, driller, employee, excavator, factory worker, flunky, free lance, free-lancer, full-time worker, groundhog, hand, industrial worker, jobber, jobholder, laborer, laboring man, menial, migrant, miner, moiler, office temporary, proletarian, roustabout, salaried worker, sandhog, sapper, self-employed person, servant, steam shovel, stiff, temporary, toiler, tunneler, wage earner, wage slave, wageworker, worker, workgirl, workhand, working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman
 

 

 

 

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