See also: Workman
From Middle English werkman, from Old English weorcmann (“workman”), equivalent to work + -man. Compare Dutch werkman (“workman”), German Werkmann (“labourer, workman”), Icelandic verkamaður (“workman”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɝkmən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɜːkmən/
- Hyphenation: work‧man
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workman (plural workmen)
- A man who labours for wages.
- 2021 December 29, Stephen Roberts, “Stories and facts behind railway plaques: Chester (1848)”, in RAIL, number 947, page 58:
- He laid the foundation stone on August 1 1847, and then set around 2,000 workmen loose on the undertaking. The station opened exactly one year later on August 1 1848.
- An artisan or craftsman.