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

     

    journeyman

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɜːnimən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɜːrnimən//
     
    (pl. journeymen
    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɜːnimən//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɜːrnimən//
     
    )
     
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  1. 1(in the past) a person who was trained to do a particular job and who then worked for somebody else
  2. 2a person who has training and experience in a job but who is only average at it
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from journey (in the obsolete sense ‘day's work’) + man; so named because the journeyman was no longer bound by indentures but was paid by the day.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: journeyman