tradesman

[ treydz-muhn ]
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noun,plural trades·men.
  1. a person engaged in trade.

  2. a worker skilled in a particular craft; artisan; craftsman.

  1. Chiefly British. a shopkeeper.

Origin of tradesman

1
First recorded in 1590–1600; trade + 's1 + -man

usage note For tradesman

See -man.

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British Dictionary definitions for tradesman

tradesman

/ (ˈtreɪdzmən) /


nounplural -men
  1. a man engaged in trade, esp a retail dealer

  2. a skilled worker

Derived forms of tradesman

  • tradeswoman, fem n

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