Definition: Artisan

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From Middle French artisan, from Vulgar Latin *artītiānus, from Latin artītus (skilled), past participle of artiō (I instruct in arts), from ars (art, skill).


artisan (plural artisans)

  1. A skilled manual worker who uses tools and machinery in a particular craft.
  2. A person who displays great dexterity.

Derived terms

  • artisanal
  • artisanality
  • artisanally
  • artisanate
  • artisanry
  • artisanship

Related terms

  • art
  • artist
  • artistic
  • craftsman
  • craftsperson
  • craftswoman


artisan (not comparable)

  1. Artisanal; involving skilled work such as that of an artisan.

Derived terms

  • artisan bread


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