de-skill

verb

de-skilled; de-skilling; de-skills

transitive verb

1
: to reduce the level of skill needed for (a job)
2
: to reduce the level of skill needed for a job by (a worker)

Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of de-skill was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“De-skill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/de-skill. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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