1 definition by Slave to the man
Also known as a 'wage-slave'. To 'Oakes' means to be a slave to the grind. A mindless automaton that confuses financial success with financial security; arbitrarily devoting all time and energy pursuing a livelihood completely dependent on the wages earned, with little ability or motivation to perceive choices. Those who experience being Oakes'd generally live a life of quiet desperation, often feeling trapped by the perceived forces beyond their control, but ultimately blind to the futility of the general socially accepted path to stable livelihood through work performed in a wage economy.
by Slave to the man August 01, 2011
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