Meaning of hireling

hire•ling

Pronunciation: (hīr'ling), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who works only for pay, esp. in a menial or boring job, with little or no concern for the value of the work.
—adj.
  1. serving for pay only.
  2. venal; mercenary.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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