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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