Etymology
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journeyman (n.)

"qualified worker at a craft or trade who works for wages for another" (a position between apprentice and master), early 15c., from journey (n.), preserving the etymological sense of the word ("a day"), + man (n.). Deprecatory figurative sense of "hireling, drudge" is from 1540s. Its American English colloquial shortening jour (adj.) is attested from 1835.

journeyman (adj.)

late 15c., from journeyman (n.).

updated on February 11, 2016

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Definitions of journeyman from WordNet

journeyman (n.)
a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft;
Synonyms: craftsman / artisan / artificer
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