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jour·ney·man

 (jûr′nē-mən)
n.
1. One who has fully served an apprenticeship in a trade or craft and is a qualified worker in another's employ.
2. An experienced and competent but undistinguished worker or athlete: "Most scientists are semiliterate journeymen with respect to the humanities" (Edward O. Wilson).

[Middle English journeiman : journei, a day's work; see journey + man, man; see man.]

journeyman

(ˈdʒɜːnɪmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Commerce) a craftsman, artisan, etc, who is qualified to work at his trade in the employment of another
2. (Commerce) a competent workman
3. (Commerce) (formerly) a worker hired on a daily wage
[C15: from journey (in obsolete sense: a day's work) + man]

jour•ney•man

(ˈdʒɜr ni mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who has served an apprenticeship at a trade and is certified to work at it under another person.
2. a competent but routine worker or performer.
3. a person hired to do work for another, usu. by the day.
[1425–75; journeman=journee a day's work (see journey) + man man]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.journeyman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraftjourneyman - a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft
beautician, cosmetician - someone who works in a beauty parlor
bookbinder - a worker whose trade is binding books
bricklayer - a craftsman skilled in building with bricks
clockmaker, clocksmith - someone whose occupation is making or repairing clocks and watches
coachbuilder - a craftsman who makes the bodies of motor vehicles
construction worker, hard hat - a worker skilled in building offices or dwellings etc.
barrel maker, cooper - a craftsman who makes or repairs wooden barrels or tubs
coppersmith - someone who makes articles from copper
currier - a craftsman who curries leather for use
diemaker, diesinker, die-sinker - someone who makes dies
glassblower - someone skilled in blowing bottles from molten glass
glassworker, glazer, glazier, glass cutter, glass-cutter - someone who cuts flat glass to size
goldbeater, gold-beater - an artisan who beats gold into gold leaf
hairdresser, hairstylist, styler, stylist - someone who cuts or beautifies hair
luthier - a craftsman who makes stringed instruments (as lutes or guitars or violins)
machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic - a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools
stonemason, mason - a craftsman who works with stone or brick
miller - someone who works in a mill (especially a grain mill)
paperer, paperhanger - one whose occupation is decorating walls with wallpaper
pipe fitter, plumber - a craftsman who installs and repairs pipes and fixtures and appliances
ceramicist, ceramist, potter, thrower - a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
rigger - someone who rigs ships
roofer - a craftsman who lays or repairs roofs
ropemaker, rope-maker, roper - a craftsman who makes ropes
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
steamfitter - a craftsman who installs and maintains equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
tanner - a craftsman who tans skins and hides
animal stuffer, stuffer, taxidermist - a craftsman who stuffs and mounts the skins of animals for display
upholsterer - a craftsman who upholsters furniture
weaver - a craftsman who weaves cloth
welder - joins pieces of metal by welding them together
window dresser, window trimmer - someone who decorates shop windows
woodworker, woodman, woodsman - makes things out of wood
wright - someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
Translations
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journeyman

[ˈdʒɜːnɪmən] N (journeymen (pl)) → oficial m

journeyman

n pl <-men> → Geselle m; journeyman bakerBäckergeselle m; journeyman actor/artist etc (of average talent) → durchschnittlicher Schauspieler/Künstler etc

journeyman

[ˈdʒɜːnɪmən] n (-men (pl)) (old) → operaio qualificato
References in classic literature ?
(those were other journeymen) come back; they will know her again as well as I.'
Herein two journeymen incessantly chip, while other two journeymen, who face each other, incessantly saw stone; dipping as regularly in and out of their sheltering sentry-boxes, as if they were mechanical figures emblematical of Time and Death.
Nothing can be so quick and sudden as the operations of the mind, especially when hope, or fear, or jealousy, to which the two others are but journeymen, set it to work.
In ancient Rome we have patricians, knights, plebeians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations.
He was a live man and a brisk talker, and had two journeymen and three apprentices, and was doing a raging business.
James Grant was a journeymen carpenter who did not always pay his bills and who owed Maria three dollars.
These gentlemen, like himself, were now emancipated from their 'prentice thraldom, and served as journeymen; but they were, in humble emulation of his great example, bold and daring spirits, and aspired to a distinguished state in great political events.
Wheelwrights, drainmakers, journeymen, and laborers of all kinds flocked in.
In "Fuer den Unbekannten Hund" (For the Unknown Dog), which the Redings wrote, produced and directed, a troubled young construction worker flees town after killing a homeless man for no apparent reason and ends up joining a wandering group of journeymen: At first put off by the simple life and lack of creature comforts, he soon learns to appreciate the camaraderie of his companions and a growing friendship with an enigmatic mason while he becomes increasingly haunted by his crime.
MAC includes more than 30 local unions representing all counties throughout New Jersey, including the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Sheet Metal Workers International Association; International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Asbestos Workers; International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers; and International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers.
In the past 15 years, the Golosky Group of companies has started more than 200 apprentices who have gone on to become certified journeymen currently employed in the trades.
The first five International Journeymen were encouraged to take the French training route by Steve McCarthy, from Horden, near Peterlee, who served his apprenticeship in Dijon and is now near Toulouse, sponsored by TME sister company, MKW Engineering.