- having skill; trained or experienced in work that requires skill.
- showing, involving, or requiring skill, as certain work.
Origin of skilled
- possessing or demonstrating accomplishment, skill, or special training
- (prenominal) involving skill or special traininga skilled job
Word Origin and History for underskilled
past participle adjective from skill (v.) "to have personal and practical knowledge" (c.1200), from Old Norse skilja "separate, part, divide; break off, break up; part company, take leave; discern, distinguish; understand, find out; decide, settle," from the source of skill (n.).