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Definition of hireling:

  1. One who is hired, or who serves for wages; esp., one whose motive and interest in serving another are wholly gainful; a mercenary.
  2. Serving for hire or wages; venal; mercenary.

Synonyms:

pensioner, work, venal, hired hand, worker, pensionary, worker, jobholder, hire, over, mercenary, purchasable, salable.

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