noun ar·ti·san \ˈär-tə-zən, -sən, chiefly British ˌär-tə-ˈzan\

: a person who is skilled at making things by hand

Full Definition of ARTISAN

:  a worker who practices a trade or handicraft :  craftsperson
:  one that produces something (as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional methods
ar·ti·san·al \-zə-nəl, -sə-, -ˈza-\ adjective
ar·ti·san·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of ARTISAN

  1. They sell rugs made by local artisans.
  2. <we visited a re-created 19th-century New England village that features an array of artisans—a cooper, a carpenter, a blacksmith, a potter, a glassblower>

Origin of ARTISAN

Middle French, from northern Italian dialect form of Tuscan artigiano, from arte art, from Latin art-, ars
First Known Use: 1538

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

Rhymes with ARTISAN


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