/traydz"meuhn/, n., pl. tradesmen.
1. a person engaged in trade.
2. a worker skilled in a particular craft; artisan; craftsman.
3. Chiefly Brit. a shopkeeper.
[1590-1600; TRADE + 'S1 + -MAN]
Usage. See -man.

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