What is another word for workman?

Pronunciation: [wˈɜːkmən] (IPA)

The word "workman" refers to a male laborer who performs skilled or unskilled work. While the term "workman" has been traditionally associated with men, synonyms such as "worker", "laborer", and "employee" can be used as gender-neutral alternatives. If the work requires specialized skills, one could use the words "craftsman", "artisan", or "journeyman". If the work is done using physical force or equipment, "operative" or "machinist" could also be used. More casual terms such as "handyman" or "fixer-upper" can be used for people who perform miscellaneous tasks or repairs. When talking about a female laborer, "workwoman" or "working woman" can also be used as gender-specific alternatives.

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Usage examples for Workman

And a servant whom force or necessity compels to accept an unjust payment, may secretly compensate himself, because the workman is worthy of his hire.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
Mr. Duff has written of the King's action: The fifty years of freedom from 1484 to 1534 not only brought us the finest specimens of printing we possess, but compelled the native workman in self-protection to learn, and when competition was done away with his ambition rapidly died also.
"Fine Books"
Alfred W. Pollard
The part of the labouring day required to produce this definite quantity of provisions and comforts for the use of the day may be called the necessary time of labour-the time during which the workman produces what is necessary for keeping him in existence-and the value created in this season may be called necessary value.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Workman

  • When a book raises your spirit, and inspires you with noble and manly thoughts, seek for no other test of its excellence. It is good, and made by a good workman.
    Jean de la Bruyere
  • There's no workman, whatsoever he be, That may both work well and hastily.
    Geoffrey Chaucer
  • By the work one knows the workman.
    Jean de La Fontaine
  • Common sense is in medicine the master workman.
    Peter Latham
  • Let not a man do what his sense of right bids him not to do, nor desire what it forbids him to desire. This is sufficient. The skillful artist will not alter his measures for the sake of a stupid workman.
    Mencius

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