noun ·tier \ˈme-ˌtyā, me-ˈ\

: something that a person does very well

Full Definition of MÉTIER

:  an area of activity in which one excels :  forte

Variants of MÉTIER

·tier also me·tier \ˈme-ˌtyā, me-ˈ\

Examples of MÉTIER

  1. After trying several careers, she found her true métier in computer science.
  2. <public speaking is not my métier, as others can attest>

Origin of MÉTIER

French, from Old French mestier, from Vulgar Latin *misterium, alteration of Latin ministerium work, ministry
First Known Use: 1792


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