Etymology
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workman (n.)

Old English weorcmsnn; see work (n.) + man (n.). Similar formation in Dutch werkman, Old Norse verkmaðr.

updated on April 08, 2014

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Definitions of workman from WordNet

workman (n.)
an employee who performs manual or industrial labor;
Synonyms: workingman / working man / working person
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