An example of an apprentice would be a person who works with an electrician to learn the skills necessary to become a skilled electrician.
Joe apprenticed three different photographers before setting up his own studio.
Origin of apprentice
- Middle English apprentis from Old French aprentis from Vulgar Latin apprēnditīcius from apprēnditus alteration of Latin apprehēnsus past participle of apprehendere to seize apprehend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French aprentis, plural of aprentif, from the verb aprendre, Late Latin apprendō, from Classical Latin apprehendō.