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artisan

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

Simple Definition of artisan

  • : a person who is skilled at making things by hand

Full Definition of artisan

  1. 1 :  a worker who practices a trade or handicraft :  craftsperson

  2. 2 :  one that produces something (as cheese or wine) in limited quantities often using traditional methods

ar·ti·san·alplay \-zə-nəl, -sə-, -ˈza-\ adjective
ar·ti·san·shipplay \-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

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