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craftsman

[ krafts-muhn, krahfts- ]
/ ˈkræfts mən, ˈkrɑfts- /
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noun, plural crafts·men.
a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft; artisan.
an artist.

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Origin of craftsman

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English craftes man “man of skill,” earlier craftman; compare Old English cræftiga “craftsman, workman” (derivative of cræftig “skilled”; see crafty)

usage note for craftsman

See -man.

OTHER WORDS FROM craftsman

crafts·man·like, adjectivecrafts·man·ly, adjectivecrafts·man·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for craftsman

craftsman
/ (ˈkrɑːftsmən) /

noun plural -men
a member of a skilled trade; someone who practises a craft; artisan
Also called: (fem) craftswoman an artist skilled in the techniques of an art or craft

Derived forms of craftsman

craftsmanlike, adjectivecraftsmanly, adjectivecraftsmanship, noun
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