tradesman

[treydz-muhn]
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; trade + 's1 + -man


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

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Such rights as tradesmen now enjoy, will be extended to the common laborer.
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