Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Chiefly British Those who work for wages; workers.

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  • n. Plural form of workperson.

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Examples

  • There still are, however, many employers to whom the happiness and welfare of their workpeople is a matter of deepest concern.

    Rebuilding Britain A Survey Of Problems Of Reconstruction After The World War

  • It was taking advantage of their workpeople being almost starved; but they would starve entirely rather than come into such terms.

    Mary Barton

  • It is well known, that there is no religionist so zealous as a convert; no masters so stern, and regardless of the interests of their workpeople, as those who have risen from such a station themselves.

    Mary Barton

  • And you know Ivan ... he was worried both about his workpeople losing their jobs and about himself losing face and credibility.

    They didn’t read Pitchfork or Stereogum or Gorilla vs. Bear or Hipster Runoff

  • The ultra-modern Matsushita Electric plant maintains a room reserved for workpeople who harbor repressed feelings, where they can go and regain self-control.

    Cheerfulness (A psychosynthesis technique), by Roberto Assagioli

  • I know that the small amount he possesses is to go to an institution for indigent old workpeople.

    An Enemy of the People

  • When she passed the factory in working hours, when the workpeople were at the door, she affected to laugh and sing.

    Les Miserables

  • Wages may be raised here and there by skilful organisation, though even in these cases the capitalist will generally contrive to recoup himself by raising prices, by introducing labour-saving devices, or by "speeding-up" his workpeople.

    Servility or Freedom?

  • At night, when the workpeople went away, the house was dreary and deserted again; and Florence, listening to their voices echoing through the hall and staircase as they departed, pictured to herself the cheerful homes to which the were returning, and the children who were waiting for them, and was glad to think that they were merry and well pleased to go.

    Dombey and Son

  • Philippe has spent the morning rushing about among the various shops and workpeople who are to undertake the task of my metamorphosis.

    Letters of Two Brides

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