Definition of artisan in English:

artisan

Syllabification: ar·ti·san
Pronunciation: /ˈärtəzən
 
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noun

  • 1A worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
    More example sentences
    • Bali is blessed with skilled and creative artisans as well as potential markets.
    • The Jamaican Arawaks were skilled artisans who left their paintings on the walls of many island caves.
    • The wages in real terms for agricultural workers and artisans have fallen.
    Synonyms
    craftsman, craftswoman, craftsperson; skilled worker, technician; smith, wright, journeyman
    archaic artificer
  • 1.1 [as modifier] (Of food or drink) made in a traditional or non-mechanized way using high-quality ingredients: local artisan cheeses the growing appreciation of artisan foods
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    • Saturday morning greenmarkets nearby offer a venue for farmers to sell heirloom tomatoes, artisan goat cheeses, and baby vegetables.
    • The focus is on producing high quality artisan cheeses in an eco-friendly way.
    • At the Craft Marketplace, you can pick up handmade honey, artisan chocolates, gluten-free breads, fruity jams, and organic cheese.

Origin

mid 16th century: from French, from Italian artigiano, based on Latin artitus, past participle of artire 'instruct in the arts', from ars, art- 'art'.

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