noun, verb Informal.
Origin of prentice
Related Words for prenticesworker, laborer, beginner, learner, neophyte, newcomer, pupil, trainee, help, helper, toiler, breadwinner, hireling, hand, instrument, hack, employee, proletariat, operative, apprentice
Examples from the Web for prentices
Historical Examples of prentices
He and his 'prentices were all at the broad-sword exercise in the hall as I came by.Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
Death to all masters, life to all 'prentices, and love to all fair damsels.Barnaby Rudge
To these the prentices were joined, and every street and every lane in London ran a river of men.
The prentices and men of London are killing Flemish weavers, sire, not far away. '
This was a London mob, prentices and artisans for the most part.
c.1300, shortened form of apprentice (n.). As a verb from 1590s.