Definition of guest worker noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


guest worker

BrE BrE//ˈɡest wɜːkə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡest wɜːrkər//
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a person, usually from a poor country, who comes to another richer country in order to work there Word Origin1960s: translation of the German.
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