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tradesman

[treydz-muh n] /ˈtreɪdz mən/
noun, plural tradesmen.
1.
a person engaged in trade.
2.
a worker skilled in a particular craft; artisan; craftsman.
3.
Chiefly British. a shopkeeper.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; trade + 's1 + -man
Usage note
See -man.
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  • There is a shortage of skilled engineers, skilled tradesman, skilled craftsman of all sorts.
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  • They become a tradesman, even if it is for a few minutes.
British Dictionary definitions for tradesman

tradesman

/ˈtreɪdzmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man engaged in trade, esp a retail dealer
2.
a skilled worker
Derived Forms
tradeswoman, noun:feminine
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