What does the word navvy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A laborer on canals, railways, etc.

Usage examples for navvy

  1. Thus there was profit of the affair, though the navvy sank out of sight. – One of Our Conquerors, Complete by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. At that moment a forgotten navvy caught Bill's eye, he seized him by the neck; Jack helped; the man was thrown on the top of all, and went up next moment like a spread- eagle cover to the cask. – Six Months at the Cape by R.M. Ballantyne