[ wurk-muh n ]
/ ˈwɜrk mən /

noun, plural work·men.

a man employed or skilled in some form of manual, mechanical, or industrial work.
a male worker.

Origin of workman

before 900; Middle English werkman, Old English weorcman. See work, man1

Related forms

sub·work·man, noun, plural sub·work·men.un·der·work·man, noun, plural un·der·work·men.

Usage note

See -man. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for workman


/ (ˈwɜːkmən) /

noun plural -men

a man who is employed in manual labour or who works an industrial machine
a craftsman of skill as specifieda bad workman
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