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artisan

[ ahr-tuh-zuh n ]
/ ˈɑr tə zən /
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noun

a person skilled in an applied art; a craftsperson.
a person or company that makes a high-quality or distinctive product in small quantities, usually by hand or using traditional methods: our favorite local food artisans.

adjective

pertaining to an artisan or the product of an artisan; artisanal: artisan beer.

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professional, builder, carpenter, craftsman, master, artificer

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artillery, artillery plant, artilleryman, artio-, artiodactyl, artisan, artisanal, artist, artiste, artistic, artistic director

Origin of artisan

1530–40; < French < Italian artigiano, equivalent to Latin artīt(us) trained in arts and crafts (past participle of artīre; see art1, -ite2) + Italian -iano (< Latin -iānus) -ian
Related formsar·ti·san·ship, noun
Can be confusedartisan artist artiste (see synonym study at artist)

Synonym study

See artist.
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British Dictionary definitions for artisan

artisan

/ (ˈɑːtɪˌzæn, ˌɑːtɪˈzæn) /

noun

a skilled workman; craftsman
obsolete an artist
Derived Formsartisanal (ɑːˈtɪzənəl, ˈɑːtɪzənəl), adjective

Word Origin for artisan

C16: from French, from Old Italian artigiano, from arte art 1
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