journeyman


jour·ney·man

noun \-mən\

: a worker who learns a skill and then works for another person

: a worker, performer, or athlete who is experienced and good but not excellent

Full Definition of JOURNEYMAN

1
:  a worker who has learned a trade and works for another person usually by the day
2
:  an experienced reliable worker, athlete, or performer especially as distinguished from one who is brilliant or colorful <a good journeyman trumpeter — New Yorker> <a journeyman outfielder>

Origin of JOURNEYMAN

Middle English, from journey journey, a day's labor + man
First Known Use: 15th century

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