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[gildz-muh n]
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noun, plural guilds·men.
  1. a member of a guild.

Origin of guildsman

First recorded in 1870–75; guild + 's1 + man1
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Examples from the Web for guildsmen

Historical Examples

  • The costumes of the guildsmen of Valencia have been already noticed.

    The Arts and Crafts of Older Spain, Volume III (of 3)</p>

    Leonard Williams

  • In all this we may see the handiwork of the guildsmen, and likewise in the events which followed.

    The Story of Bruges

    Ernest Gilliat-Smith

  • Did he wish that he had let the guildsmen have their way on that memorable occasion before the Bouverie gate?

    The Story of Bruges

    Ernest Gilliat-Smith

  • His banquets or meetings of officers, of sharpshooters and guildsmen, are the most interesting of his works.

  • The tocsin therefore was sounded and the hosts of guildsmen and burghers marched out to attack the enemy.

    The Spell of Flanders</p>

    Edward Neville Vose

British Dictionary definitions for guildsmen



noun plural -men
  1. a man who is a member of a guild
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