- a person engaged in trade.
- a worker skilled in a particular craft; artisan; craftsman.
- Chiefly British. a shopkeeper.
Origin of tradesman
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Examples from the Web for tradesman
His wife was the daughter of a Taunton tradesman, and of handsome appearance.Heroes of the Telegraph
Has not your family, Madam, some one tradesman they deal with, who has conveniences of this kind?Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
How, then, could I face them with the declaration that I meant to become a tradesman?Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Someone—not the grocer or a tradesman—was driving to the village.The Woman-Haters
Joseph C. Lincoln
God is no tradesman that he should chaffer for the forgiveness of sins.Dreamers of the Ghetto
- a man engaged in trade, esp a retail dealer
- a skilled worker
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