workman

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English werkman, from Old English weorcmann (workman), equivalent to work +‎ man. Compare Dutch werkman (workman), German Werkmann (labourer, workman), Icelandic verkamaður (workman).

Noun[edit]

workman (plural workmen)

  1. A man who labours for wages
  2. An artisan or craftsman

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