[krafts-muh n, krahfts-]
- a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft; artisan.
- an artist.
Origin of craftsman
1325–75; Middle English craftes man man of skill, earlier craftman; compare Old English cræftiga craftsman, workman (derivative of cræftig crafty)
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1. artificer, handicraftsman.
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But everybody was not a wealthy merchant: most of the citizens were craftsmen of some kind.
The food of the craftsmen in London was, in ordinary times, plentiful and cheap.
The craftsmen had lost their employment—how were they to live?
- a member of a skilled trade; someone who practises a craft; artisan
- Also called: (fem) craftswoman an artist skilled in the techniques of an art or craft
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Word Origin and History for craftsmen
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