Hire"ling (?), n. [AS. hreling. See Hire, n., and -ling.]

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

"Lewd hirelings."

Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.


Hire"ling, a.

Serving for hire or wages; venal; mercenary.

"Hireling mourners."

Dryden.

 

© Webster 1913.

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