- a trade, profession, or occupation; esp., the work that one is particularly suited for
- one's area of expertise or strength; forte
Origin of métierFrench from Old French mestier, ultimately from Classical Latin ministerium: see ministry
- An occupation, trade, or profession: “This fidelity to the ancient mode of instrument production remains the test of excellence, and I know no other métier of which this can be said” ( Nicholas Delbanco )
- Work or activity for which a person is particularly suited; one's specialty: That actor's métier is broad, slapstick comedy.
Origin of metierFrench from Old French mestier from Vulgar Latin misterium from Latin ministerium ; see ministry .