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

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The library will be closed that morning, allowing the workmen to begin at 5 a.m. and work until noon., "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 13 Sep. 2019 In the photo below, Sipma is seen using a spray gun as workmen steady his ladder., "Today: SoCal's Seismic Calm Is Over," 5 July 2019 The American is known for his workman-like performances and is very much a team player rather than a lethal finisher., "10 of the Greatest Super Subs in MLS History," 18 June 2019 In the seven days that Richard Ratcliffe has been camped outside the front door of the Iranian Embassy in west London, workmen there have embarked on a curious flurry of do-it-yourself projects. Alexander Smith, NBC News, "Husband of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe says Iran is trying to silence protest in London," 23 June 2019 Protesters were seen wearing helmets, goggles and heavy-duty workman's gloves, and pulling bricks from the sidewalks. Julia Hollingsworth, CNN, "China extradition bill debate postponed as protesters swarm Hong Kong streets," 12 June 2019 Another document posted on June 3 was a cover sheet from a fax regarding a workman's compensation claim sent to the mayor's office the week before. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Baltimore ransomware perp pinky-swears he didn’t use NSA exploit," 4 June 2019 But in March of last year, a local court ruled in Mr. Fintiklis’s favor and a workman pried off the silver T-R-U-M-P name from the 70-story property, Panama’s tallest building. Ben Protess, New York Times, "A Former Business Partner Alleges the Trumps Evaded Taxes in Panama," 3 June 2019 His stint at Chloé paralleled the rise of designers from backroom workmen to stars worthy of the spotlight. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Legendary Designer Karl Lagerfeld Has Died," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of workman

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

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English Language Learners Definition of workman

: a skilled worker (such as an electrician or carpenter)


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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