unskilled person

Definitions of unskilled person
  1. noun
    a person who lacks technical training
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    bootblack, shoeblack
    a person who polishes shoes and boots
    grunt
    an unskilled or low-ranking soldier or other worker
    drudge, hack, hacker
    one who works hard at boring tasks
    ignoramus, know nothing, uneducated person
    an ignorant person
    incompetent, incompetent person
    someone who is not competent to take effective action
    beginner, initiate, novice, tiro, tyro
    someone new to a field or activity
    ragpicker
    an unskilled person who picks up rags from trash cans and public dumps as a means of livelihood
    fiddler, tinkerer
    an unskilled person who tries to fix or mend
    abecedarian
    a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
    aliterate, aliterate person
    a person who can read but is disinclined to derive information from literary sources
    apprentice, learner, prentice
    works for an expert to learn a trade
    blunderer, botcher, bumbler, bungler, butcher, fumbler, sad sack, stumbler
    someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence
    cub, greenhorn, rookie
    an awkward and inexperienced youth
    illiterate, illiterate person, nonreader
    a person unable to read
    landlubber, landsman, lubber
    an inexperienced sailor; a sailor on the first voyage
    entrant, fledgeling, fledgling, freshman, neophyte, newbie, newcomer, starter
    any new participant in some activity
    plodder, slogger
    someone who works slowly and monotonously for long hours
    slouch
    an incompetent person; usually used in negative constructions
    tenderfoot
    an inexperienced person (especially someone inexperienced in outdoor living)
    trainee
    someone who is being trained
    type of:
    individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul
    a human being
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