tradesman

[ treydz-muhn ]
/ ˈtreɪdz mən /

noun, plural trades·men.

a person engaged in trade.
a worker skilled in a particular craft; artisan; craftsman.
Chiefly British. a shopkeeper.

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Origin of tradesman

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) /

noun plural -men

a man engaged in trade, esp a retail dealer
a skilled worker

Derived forms of tradesman

tradeswoman, fem n
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