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workman

[wurk-muh n] /ˈwɜrk mən/
noun, plural workmen.
1.
a man employed or skilled in some form of manual, mechanical, or industrial work.
2.
a male worker.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English werkman, Old English weorcman. See work, man1
Related forms
subworkman, noun, plural subworkmen.
underworkman, noun, plural underworkmen.
Usage note
See -man.
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Examples for workman
  • The workman closest plucks it from the air and bends to place it on the wall.
  • But here, here is a workman from his day's task sweats.
  • He was a worthless fellow, tho' an excellent workman, which was the temptation to her friends.
  • It then eased down into the garden, where a workman leaned against it, to keep it in balance against the wall.
British Dictionary definitions for workman

workman

/ˈwɜːkmən/
noun (pl) -men
1.
a man who is employed in manual labour or who works an industrial machine
2.
a craftsman of skill as specified a bad workman
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