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artisan

[ ahr-tuh-zuhn ]
/ ˈɑr tə zən /
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noun
a person skilled in a utilitarian art, trade, or craft, especially one requiring manual skill; 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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Origin of artisan

First recorded in 1530–40; from French, from Italian artigiano, equivalent to Latin artīt(us) “trained in arts and crafts” (past participle of artīre ) + Italian -iano (from Latin -iānus ); see art1, -ite2, -ian

synonym study for artisan

See artist.

OTHER WORDS FROM artisan

ar·ti·san·ship, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH artisan

artisan , artist, artiste (see synonym study at artist)
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British Dictionary definitions for artisan

artisan
/ (ˈɑːtɪˌzæn, ˌɑːtɪˈzæn) /

noun
a skilled workman; craftsman
obsolete an artist

Derived forms of artisan

artisanal (ɑːˈtɪzənəl, ˈɑːtɪzənəl), adjective

Word Origin for artisan

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