wop2 n Volunteer worker from other countries doing odd jobs at the
International Grenfell Mission, Labrador.
 1972 GORDON 99
Due to arrive any minute ... were a species known as WOPS. They represented the unskilled
Volunteer force that Grenfell gathered in from the universities and other sources of
supply. They willingly undertook all the odd jobs that were so necessary to the running
of the Hospitals, such as stoking, digging, unloading freight, or anything else. 1920
WALDO 145 'Bill' Norwoodone of the volunteer 'wops' building the Battle Harbour
reservoir. 1941 WITHINGTON 170 The work of these 'wops,' the word for the aides who came
in the summer WithOut Pay, was very desultoryunloading cargoes
of supplies, sorting clothes and arranging them for sale, and doing odd chores. P 130-67
~s: summer workers, usually students, who work at the Grenfell Hospital without pay.