noun, plural tradesmen.
a person engaged in trade.
a worker skilled in a particular craft; artisan; craftsman.
Chiefly British. a shopkeeper.

1590–1600; trade + 's1 + -man

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tradesman (ˈtreɪdzmən)
n , pl -men
1.  a man engaged in trade, esp a retail dealer
2.  a skilled worker
fem n

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There is a shortage of skilled engineers, skilled tradesman, skilled craftsman of all sorts.
It is the language of the marketplace, of the tradesman, and of the cost accountant.
Of course, it takes much more than basic handyman skills to become a skilled tradesman and business owner.
They become a tradesman, even if it is for a few minutes.
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