Definition of day-labouring in US English:

day-labouring

(US day-laboring)

adjective

  • Of a labourer: that is hired or paid by the day; that earns a living by day labour.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Knewstub (1544–1624), Church of England clergyman. From day + labouring, after day labour.

Pronunciation

day-labouring

/ˈdeɪleɪb(ə)rɪŋ/