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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a laborer who is obliged to do menial work;
[syn: drudge, peon, navvy, galley slave]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Navvy \Nav"vy\, n.; pl. Navies. [Abbreviated fr. navigator.] Originally, a laborer on canals for internal navigation; hence, a laborer on other public works, as in building railroads, embankments, etc. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

navvy n 1: a laborer who is obliged to do menial work [syn: drudge, peon, navvy, galley slave]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "navvy": blue-collar worker, breadwinner, casual, casual laborer, common laborer, day laborer, digger, dredge, dredger, driller, employee, excavator, factory worker, flunky, free lance, free-lancer, full-time worker, groundhog, hand, industrial worker, jobber, jobholder, laborer, laboring man, menial, migrant, miner, moiler, office temporary, proletarian, roustabout, salaried worker, sandhog, sapper, self-employed person, servant, steam shovel, stiff, temporary, toiler, tunneler, wage earner, wage slave, wageworker, worker, workgirl, workhand, working girl, workingman, workingwoman, workman