A mechanic checks the engine of a car.
An example of a mechanic is the person who repairs your car.
Origin of mechanicClassical Latin mechanicus from Classical Greek m?chanikos from m?chan?, machine
- a worker skilled in using tools or in making, operating, and repairing machines, often, specif., one whose occupation is repairing the engines, etc. of motor vehicles
- Archaic a manual laborer
Origin of mechanicFrom Middle English mechanical from Old French mecanique from Latin mēchanicus from Greek mēkhanikos from mēkhanē machine, device ; see magh- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English mechanike (“mechanic art"), from Old French mecanique, from Latin mechanicus (“of or belonging to machines or mechanics, inventive"), from Ancient Greek Î¼Î·Ï‡Î±Î½Î¹ÎºÏŒÏ‚ (mÄ“khanikos, “pertaining to machines or contrivance, mechanic, ingenious, inventive"), from Î¼Î·Ï‡Î±Î½Î® (mÄ“khanÄ“, “a machine, contrivance"); see machine.