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See also: handi-craftsman
handicraftsman (plural handicraftsmen)
- A practitioner of a handicraft, usually male.
- 1603, John Florio, transl.; Michel de Montaigne, chapter 18, in The Essayes, […], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount […], OCLC 946730821:
- I know, that a handicraftsman [transl. artisan] will scarcely looke off his worke, to gaze upon an ordinary man: Whereas to see a notable great person come into a towne, he will leave both worke and shop.
- 1742, Samuel Johnson, The Works of Samuel Johnson, Vol.6:
- He may, among the drunkards, be a hearty fellow, and, among sober handicraftsmen, a free-spoken gentleman; but he must have some better distinction, before he is a patriot.
- 1878, James Inglis, Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier:
- Like all native handicraftsmen he sits down at his work.
- 1903, Philip P. Wells, Bible Stories and Religious Classics:
- I know that a good honest handicraftsman, Erik, the glove-maker, has been your suitor; he is a widower without children, he is well off; think whether you cannot be content with him.