Talk:journeyman

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I believe the etymology provided on 24 February to be incorrect. The word journey entered English from Old French and, having been anglicized, was later combined with the English -man suffix. This is attested by Collins, so I have inserted this etymology before the previous one, which I shall remove in due course if nobody objects. ARAJ 19:39, 25 July 2009 (UTC)


Adjective[edit]

Can we include a definition for the adjectival form, as in "journeyman work". Does this mean amateurish work or average quality work?

  • That is simply the attributive use of the noun. (and, yes, means average quality - "competent but undistinguished"). SemperBlotto (talk) 10:51, 18 May 2012 (UTC)