[gildz-muh n]

noun, plural guilds·men.

a member of a guild.

Origin of guildsman

First recorded in 1870–75; guild + 's1 + man1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for guildsmen

Historical Examples of guildsmen

  • The costumes of the guildsmen of Valencia have been already noticed.

  • In all this we may see the handiwork of the guildsmen, and likewise in the events which followed.

    The Story of Bruges

    Ernest Gilliat-Smith

  • Did he wish that he had let the guildsmen have their way on that memorable occasion before the Bouverie gate?

    The Story of Bruges

    Ernest Gilliat-Smith

  • His banquets or meetings of officers, of sharpshooters and guildsmen, are the most interesting of his works.

  • The tocsin therefore was sounded and the hosts of guildsmen and burghers marched out to attack the enemy.

    The Spell of Flanders

    Edward Neville Vose

British Dictionary definitions for guildsmen



noun plural -men

a man who is a member of a guild
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