Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

craftsman

[krafts-muh n, krahfts-] /ˈkræfts mən, ˈkrɑfts-/
noun, plural craftsmen.
1.
a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft; artisan.
2.
an artist.
Origin of craftsman
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English craftes man man of skill, earlier craftman; compare Old English cræftiga craftsman, workman (derivative of cræftig crafty)
Related forms
craftsmanlike, adjective
craftsmanly, adjective
craftsmanship, noun
Synonyms
1. artificer, handicraftsman.
Usage note
See -man.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for craftsmanship
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Moorish craftsmanship is worth stimulating, and doctors are welcomed for their science.

    Pan-Islam George Wyman Bury
  • Wickedness, not death, was suggested, but the craftsmanship was faultless.

    Number Seventeen Louis Tracy
  • He was pushing before him a tea-wagon of wonderful design and craftsmanship.

    The Purple Flame Roy J. Snell
  • The join is a technical feature that indicates standards of craftsmanship.

    Chincha Plain-weave cloths Lila M. O'Neale
  • Dublin in its metropolitan days was a true centre of craftsmanship and art.

    Leinster Stephen Lucius Gwynn
British Dictionary definitions for craftsmanship

craftsman

/ˈkrɑːftsmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a member of a skilled trade; someone who practises a craft; artisan
2.
Also called (fem) craftswoman. an artist skilled in the techniques of an art or craft
Derived Forms
craftsmanlike, adjective
craftsmanly, adjective
craftsmanship, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for craftsmanship

craftsman

n.

mid-14c., craftes man, from genitive of craft (n.) + man (n.1). Written as one word from late 14c. Old English had cræftiga in this sense. Related: Craftsmanship.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for craftsman

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for craftsmanship

25
28
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for craftsmanship