Definition of "journeyman" []

  • One who has fully served an apprenticeship in a trade or craft and is a qualified worker in another's employ. (noun)
  • An experienced and competent but undistinguished worker. (noun)
  • A craftsman, artisan, etc, who is qualified to work at his trade in the employment of another (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A competent workman (noun)
  • (formerly) a worker hired on a daily wage (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "journeyman" in a sentence
  • "At this point, as the name journeyman implies, you get some confidence-boosting independence and a significant pay raise."
  • "Before the term "journeyman" permanently affixed itself to his resume."
  • "• Canada starting pitcher Mike Johnson gives new meaning to the term journeyman righthander."