from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who creates or makes something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An artificer; a workman.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who performs any work.
From Latin opifex. (Wiktionary)
We might pretend that spelling bees represent a nostalgic yearning for the innocence of the mid-Twentieth Century before Google could be used instantly to spell or define an obscure word like opificer.