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



BrE BrE//ˌɑːtɪˈzæn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrtəzn//
(formal) Describing jobs
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a person who does skilled work, making things with their hands synonym craftsman The hand-woven textiles were made by skilled local artisans. See related entries: Describing jobs Word Originmid 16th cent.: 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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