Definition of workerless in English:

workerless

adjective

  • 1Entomology. Designating insects which, unlike related species, have no worker caste, especially certain ants and bees that parasitize the colonies of social species.

  • 2Having no workers. Now especially: (of a business, factory, etc.) wholly automated, so as to make human workers unnecessary.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Churchman. From worker + -less.

Pronunciation

workerless

/ˈwəːkələs/