noun Etymology: Middle English, from journey journey, a day's labor + man Date: 15th century 1. a worker who has learned a trade and works for another person usually by the day 2. an experienced reliable worker, athlete, or performer especially as distinguished from one who is brilliant or colorful <
a good journeyman trumpeter — New Yorker
a journeyman outfielder

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