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.
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).