[ ahr-tuh-zuhn ]
/ ˈɑr tə zən /
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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.


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



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Origin of artisan

First recorded in1530–40; 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
See artist.
ar·ti·san·ship, noun
artisan , artist, artiste (see synonym study at artist)
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British Dictionary definitions for artisan

/ (ˈɑːtɪˌzæn, ˌɑːtɪˈzæn) /


a skilled workman; craftsman
obsolete an artist
artisanal (ɑːˈtɪzənəl, ˈɑːtɪzənəl), adjective
C16: from French, from Old Italian artigiano, from arte art 1
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