banausic


ba·nau·sic

adjective \bə-ˈn-sik, -zik\

Definition of BANAUSIC

:  relating to or concerned with earning a living —used pejoratively <contempt for the banausic occupations — T. S. Eliot>; also :  utilitarian, practical <such mundane and banausic considerations as comfort and durability — G. B. Boyer>

Origin of BANAUSIC

Greek banausikos of an artisan, nonintellectual, vulgar, from banausos artisan
First Known Use: 1845

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