Entry no. 1682809106


noun: apprentice
plural noun: apprentices

a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages.

  • a beginner at something.
  • verb: apprentice; 3rd person present: apprentices; past tense: apprenticed; past participle: apprenticed; gerund or present participle: apprenticing

    employ (someone) as an apprentice.

    • North American
      serve as an apprentice.


    Middle English: from Old French aprentis (from apprendre ‘learn’, from Latin apprehendere ‘apprehend’), on the pattern of words ending in -tis, -tif, from Latin -tivus (see -ive).