opificer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin opifex.

Noun[edit]

opificer (plural opificers)

  1. (obsolete) A person who creates or makes something.
    • 1761, Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, volume 3, Penguin, published 2003, page 188:
      can it escape your penetration,—I defy it,—that so many playwrights, and opificers of chit-chat have ever since been working upon Trim’s and my uncle Toby’s pattern.