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journeyman

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noun jour·ney·man \-mən\

Simple Definition of journeyman

  • : 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. 1 :  a worker who has learned a trade and works for another person usually by the day

  2. 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


JOURNEYMAN Defined for Kids

journeyman

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noun jour·ney·man \ˈjər-nē-mən\

Definition of journeyman

plural jour·ney·men \-mən\

  1. :  a worker who has learned a trade and usually works for another person by the day





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