Definition of hard-working adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌhɑːd ˈwɜːkɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrd ˈwɜːrkɪŋ//
Job skills and personal qualities
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putting a lot of effort into a job and doing it well hard-working nurses See related entries: Job skills and personal qualitiesExtra examples I want to stand up for all the decent, hard-working families in this country.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hard-working