(Irregular plural: journeymen).
One who has mastered a handicraft or trade.
A man who served his apprenticeship in a trade and worked as a fully qualified employee. The term originated in the regulations of the medieval trade guilds; it derives from the French journée (“a day”) because journeymen were paid daily.
Each guild normally recognized three grades of worker— apprentices, journeymen, and masters. As a qualified tradesman, a journeyman might have become a master with his own business but most remained employees.