social worker

noun
someone employed to provide social services (especially to the disadvantaged)
Syn: ↑caseworker, ↑welfare worker
Hypernyms: ↑public servant
Hyponyms: ↑almoner, ↑medical social worker

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noun
: one engaged in social work; specifically : a professionally trained specialist in social work

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social worker noun
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Main Entry:social

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social worker UK US noun [countable] [singular social worker plural social workers]
someone who is trained to give help and advice to people who have severe social problems
Thesaurus: help with social problemshyponym
Derived Word: social work

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social worker,
a person who does social work.

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social worker noun, pl ⋯ -ers [count]
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Main Entry:social work

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ˈsocial worker [social worker] noun
a person whose job is ↑social work

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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