Definition of apprentice noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈprentɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈprentɪs//
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a young person who works for an employer for a fixed period of time in order to learn the particular skills needed in their job an apprentice electrician/chef Wordfinderapprentice, certificate, coaching, college, course, intern, probation, qualify, training, work experience See related entries: Job titles Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French aprentis (from apprendre ‘learn’, from Latin apprehendere ‘apprehend’), on the pattern of words ending in -tis, -tif, from Latin -tivus (see -ive).
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