workman

[ wurk-muhn ]
/ ˈwɜrk mən /

noun, plural work·men.

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

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Origin of workman

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

usage note for workman

See -man.

OTHER WORDS FROM workman

sub·work·man, noun, plural sub·work·men.un·der·work·man, noun, plural un·der·work·men.
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British Dictionary definitions for workman

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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