- The definition of an artisan is a skilled worker or craftsman.
A baker of specialty breads is an example of an artisan.
Origin: French ; from Italian artigiano; ultimately ; from Classical Latin ars, art
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Origin: Probably French, from Italian artigiano, from Vulgar Latin *artitiānus, from Latin artītus, skilled in the arts, past participle of artīre, to instruct in the arts, from ars, art-, art; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
- arˈti·san·al adjective
- arˈti·san·shipˌ noun