Part of speech: adjective

Serving for hire; venal.

Part of speech: noun

One who serves for or only for hire.

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Usage examples "hireling":

  1. Your Alonzo is derided by a hireling! - "Ailsa Paige", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. " Yes," chimed in his fellow " hireling," " and we thought the pleasantest place to put in our few remainin' hours- as the papers say when a feller's goin' to be hung- was with you." - "The Depot Master", Joseph C. Lincoln.
  3. He is no hireling squirrel. - "Seeds of Pine", Janey Canuck.