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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
jour•ney•man /ˈdʒɜrnimən/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -men. 
  1. a person who has served an apprenticeship to learn a trade or craft and is certified to work at it.
  2. a worker or performer who does good or competent work but is not exceptional:a journeyman actor.
See -jour-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
jour•ney•man  ( jûrnē mən),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -men. 
  1. a person who has served an apprenticeship at a trade or handicraft and is certified to work at it assisting or under another person.
  2. any experienced, competent but routine worker or performer.
  3. a person hired to do work for another, usually for a day at a time.
  • late Middle English journeman, equivalent. to journee a day's work (see journey) + man man1 1425–75

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

journeyman /ˈdʒɜːnɪmən/ n ( pl -men)
  1. a craftsman, artisan, etc, who is qualified to work at his trade in the employment of another
  2. a competent workman
Etymology: 15th Century: from journey (in obsolete sense: a day's work) + man


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