Journeyman (noun)

  1. A skilled worker who has completed an apprenticeship and is fully qualified in a trade but not yet a master.
  2. A person who has reached a level of proficiency and experience in a particular field or profession.


From the word journey meaning "a trip or travel" and the suffix "-man" indicating a person.


  1. He was a journeyman electrician and had completed his apprenticeship.
  2. The journeyman plumber was able to fix the leaky pipe.
  3. He was a journeyman in his field, with many years of experience.
  4. The journeyman's work was of professional quality.
  5. He was a journeyman in the sense that he had mastered the basics of the trade but still had a lot to learn to become a master.
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