Definitions for journeymanˈdʒɜr ni mən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jour•ney•manˈdʒɜr ni mən(n.)(pl.)-men.

  1. a person who has served an apprenticeship at a trade and is certified to work at it under another person.

  2. a competent but routine worker or performer.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. a person hired to do work for another, usu. by the day.

Origin of journeyman:

1425–75; journeman=journee a day's work (see journey ) +manman

Princeton's WordNet

  1. craftsman, artisan, journeyman, artificer(noun)

    a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft


  1. journeyman(Noun)

    a tradesman who has served an apprenticeship and is employed by a master tradesman

  2. journeyman(Noun)

    a competent but undistinguished tradesman, especially one who works, and is paid by the day

  3. journeyman(Noun)

    a player who plays on many different teams during the course of his career

    The Los Angeles Lakers added journeyman forward Bob McAdoo to their roster in hopes that he could help them win a title.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Journeyman(noun)

    formerly, a man hired to work by the day; now, commonly, one who has mastered a handicraft or trade; -- distinguished from apprentice and from master workman


  1. Journeyman

    A journeyman is someone who has completed an apprenticeship and is fully educated in a trade or craft, but not yet a master. To become a master, a journeyman has to submit a master work piece to a guild for evaluation and be admitted to the guild as a master.


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