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2008-09-04 15:00:18

By HARDING, Evan SHORT-STAFFED dairy farmers were being exploited by southern farm workers demanding "ridiculous" wages, industry insiders said. However, Amalgamated Workers Union secretary Calvin Fisher said the union was still hearing many cases of workers being exploited by the farmers and it was "still like the wild west, to be honest" . Director of dairy farm workers recruitment company Greener Horizons Workforce Peter Macfarlane said some southern farm workers with little...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'