work·​man | \ ˈwərk-mən How to pronounce workman (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Here a workman lifts a drum from a boiling lye solution which has cleaned from it grease and dust particles, Parks’ original caption for the image which provides much more information and context about the dangerous, toxic nature of the work. Chadd Scott, Forbes, 8 June 2022 Williams' workman-like performance is rooted in Purdue's first-round NCAA tournament exit to No. 13 seed North Texas last season. Akeem Glaspie, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Mar. 2022 A few summers ago, a workman called at the house of David Chipperfield and his wife, Evelyn Stern, in Corrubedo, a Galician village on Spain’s northwest coast. Sarah Medford, WSJ, 9 Mar. 2022 One workman remarked that the play reflected an ancient class struggle that mirrored contemporary reality. Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 13 Dec. 2021 But his workman like style -- hat down, moving from one song to the next -- left little room for wow moments. Troy L. Smith, cleveland, 15 Oct. 2021 During repairs to the kitchen ceiling, a workman discovered a clear glass, pint-size milk bottle from Fairfax Farms Dairy resting on a beam. Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2021 From the workman to the sportsman, there is a unified way to dress for America’s national pastime. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Eugene gets that workman-like attitude from this father, Mandel Eugene Sr., who was a workhorse running back at East St. John in the early 90s. Joseph Halm,, 25 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of workman

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Workman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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work·​man | \ ˈwərk-mən How to pronounce workman (audio) \
plural workmen\ -​mən \

Kids Definition of workman

2 : a skilled worker (as a carpenter)


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