[ krafts-woo m-uh n, krahfts- ]
/ ˈkræftsˌwʊm ən, ˈkrɑfts- /

noun, plural crafts·wom·en.

a woman who practices or is highly skilled in a craft; artisan.


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Origin of craftswoman

First recorded in 1885–90; crafts(man) + -woman

usage note for craftswoman

See -woman. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020