crafts·​wom·​an | \ ˈkraf(t)s-ˌwu̇-mən How to pronounce craftswoman (audio) \
plural craftswomen

Definition of craftswoman

1 : a woman who practices a trade or handicraft as a job The … program employs craftsmen and craftswomen who might otherwise be out of work in the current economy. Crews install energy-efficient lighting, fix plumbing problems to conserve water and check for possible electrical hazards.Units
2 : a woman who is skilled in a craft (see craft entry 1 sense 2a) … a philosophical treatise on food offered by … a true culinary craftswoman.— Heather Weber

— compare craftsman, craftsperson

Examples of craftswoman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fun fact: each hammock has the craftswoman’s name on the tag, which will make your dad feel like it was made just for him. Wendy Altschuler, Forbes, 11 June 2021 The craftswoman’s background in design, leadership development, business strategy and sales is supplemented by her studies at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Gia Yetikyel, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 Apr. 2021 On the photography side, however, Gulick proves herself not just a fine craftswoman, but a varied one as well. David James, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Jan. 2020 An adjacent wall holds two embroidered world maps, their political territories marked by national flags, commissioned from Afghani craftswomen by the Italian artist Alighiero Boetti. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 13 July 2019 The Teçume craftswomen live in an area of the Amazon along the Tupana and Igapó-Açu rivers that is still relatively untouched by deforestation. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, 11 Sep. 2018 The bag is made in Portugal by craftswomen following the ancient technique of weaving reed by hand. Minna Shim, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 July 2017 With help from fair trade nonprofit Global Goods Partners, proceeds from items purchased on the site will help the craftswomen care for their families and send their children to school. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, 21 Nov. 2013 All of the collection’s brightly colored reed bags are handmade by craftswomen in Portugal and are decorated with porcelain talisman charms that are also handmade in Galicia, Spain, where Alvarez is from originally. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, 26 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of craftswoman

1568, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Craftswoman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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