Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An occupation, a trade, or a profession.
  • n. Work or activity for which a person is particularly suited; one's specialty. See Synonyms at forte1.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French, from Old French mestier, from Vulgar Latin *misterium, from Latin ministerium; see ministry.

Examples

  • Grandparents 'Day at our school brings the list of funny grandparent names and I wish you could have one of my favorites: Elizabeth and Katie's grandmother was called "Hankie Pankie."

    Here's our grandson!

  • Pankie his wheelchair so that Pankie can get out more often.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Love is not Blind and Pankie and Jones will be screened at Nu

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • When Jones stood as a candidate in the local government elections in December 2000, Pankie was determined to go out and vote for his friend in the hope that he will put the rights of people with disabilities on the agenda.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Pankie and Jones is directed by Sibongile Mtshontshi and is in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Pankie is a quadriplegic who has barely left his home for the past 12 years.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • When Jones wins the election, Pankie attends his victory party on December 3, the International Day for the Disabled.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The story about Pankie and Jones is about friendship, perseverance and hope.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • His wife Pankie bought her emerald green and gold-embroidered tunic top and matching wrap skirt from Cloud Nine in Port Elizabeth, where it turns out many of the women bought their outfits.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Pankie will put everything away for you later," he said pleasantly.

    Damsel In Green

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