What does workman mean?

Definitions for workman
ˈwɜrk mənwork·man

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. workman, workingman, working man, working personnoun

    an employee who performs manual or industrial labor


  1. workmannoun

    A man who labours for wages

  2. workmannoun

    An artisan or craftsman

  3. Etymology: From werkman, from weorcmann, equivalent to. Compare werkman, Werkmann, verkamaður.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Workmannoun

    An artificer; a maker of any thing.

    Etymology: work and man.

    When workmen strive to do better than well,
    They do confound their skill in covetousness. William Shakespeare.

    If prudence works, who is a more cunning workman? Wisd.

    There was no other cause preceding than his own will, no other matter than his own power, no other workman than his own word, and no other consideration than his own infinite goodness. Walter Raleigh.

    They have inscribed the pedestal, to shew their value for the workman. Joseph Addison, on Italy.


  1. workman

    A workman is a person, particularly a man, who is employed in manual, industrial, or non-professional labor. This can include occupations in fields like construction, maintenance, or manufacturing. They are skilled or semi-skilled in their work and may also be referred to as a laborer, craftsman, or artisan. The term workman can also imply proficiency and efficiency in executing assigned tasks.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Workmannoun

    a man employed in labor, whether in tillage or manufactures; a worker

  2. Workmannoun

    hence, especially, a skillful artificer or laborer

  3. Etymology: [AS. weorcmann.]


  1. Workman

    Workman was an Irish Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the 1939 Grand National.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Workman is ranked #1097 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Workman surname appeared 31,856 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 11 would have the surname Workman.

    90% or 28,699 total occurrences were White.
    5% or 1,606 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 653 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 535 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 226 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 137 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of workman in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of workman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of workman in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    No good workman without good tools.

  2. Frederick W. Taylor:

    Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.

  3. Frederick Winslow Taylor:

    Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerably amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and convince his employer that he is going at a good price.

  4. Robin Davis:

    Margaret Workman think that Margaret Workman are superior and don't need to hold restraint over the taxpayer money Margaret Workman are entrusted with.

  5. Plato:

    All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.

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