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[sem-ee-skild, sem-ahy-]
  1. having or requiring more training and skill than unskilled labor but less than skilled labor.
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Origin of semiskilled

First recorded in 1915–20; semi- + skilled
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Examples from the Web for semiskilled

Historical Examples of semiskilled

  • There is, however, a considerable number of skilled and semiskilled workers.

    Negro Migration during the War

    Emmett J. Scott

British Dictionary definitions for semiskilled


  1. partly skilled or trained but not sufficiently so to perform specialized work
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