Synonyms of 'navvy'
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A hand is someone, usually a man, who does hard physical work, for example in a factory or on a farm, as part of a group of people who all do similar work.
He now works as a farm hand.
A labourer is a person who does a job which involves a lot of hard physical work.
Her husband had been a farm labourer.
Thesaurus for navvy from the Collins English Thesaurus
A navvy is a person who is employed to do hard physical work, for example building roads or canals .