semiskilled

adjective

semi·​skilled ˌse-mē-ˈskild How to pronounce semiskilled (audio)
ˌse-ˌmī-,
-mi-
: having or requiring less training than skilled labor and more than unskilled labor

Examples of semiskilled in a Sentence

semiskilled and unskilled assembly workers
Recent Examples on the Web Because these economies have focused their production on simpler, labor-intensive processes, where their relatively low literacy rates and skill levels matter less, the impact on semiskilled and unskilled American workers was profound. Milton Ezrati, National Review, 7 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semiskilled was in 1916

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“Semiskilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semiskilled. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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semiskilled

adjective
semi·​skilled ˌsem-i-ˈskild How to pronounce semiskilled (audio)
ˌsem-ˌī-
: having or requiring less training than skilled labor and more than unskilled labor
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