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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: métier, from Vulgar Latin misterium, from Latin ministerium 'work, ministry'

metier

noun
     
met‧i‧er [countable usually singular]
formal someone's metier is the type of work or activity that they enjoy doing because they have a natural ability to do it well:
Acting is not my metier.

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