journeyman meaning

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Noun: journeyman (journeymen)  jurneemun
  1. A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
    - craftsman, artisan, artificer, craftsperson

Derived forms: journeymen

Type of: skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker

Encyclopedia: Journeyman


A person who has successfully served a formal apprenticeship in a building trade or craft and who is thereby qualified to work at that trade in another's employ. A journeyman's license (earned through a combination of education, supervised experience, and examination) is required in many locales for those employed at an intermediate level in certain trades, such as plumbing, mechanical work, and electrical work.


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  1. then i proceeded to tell how the journeyman treated me.
  2. the wages of both servants and journeymen frequently sink in dear years.
  3. joe kept a journeyman at weekly wages whose name was orlick.
  4. the mercer's journeyman came rushing upon me with such fury as very much frighted me.
  5. when all was agreed, the case of the journeyman came up, and the mercer begged very hard for him.

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