1: an expert or highly skilled person, especially a musician
The alarm blared and jolted Katya awake. She groaned, wanting to burrow under the blankets and sleep more. But she turned the alarm off, got out of bed, and brewed coffee and made waffles.
Booting up her computer, Katya opened her email. Dozens of new messages clamoring to hire her filled her inbox. She sorted through them, deleting the low paying offers. A few people only offered exposure. She snorted. It had taken her years to hone her skills and was considered an ustad in computer software designing by her peers. She didn’t need exposure. If anything, they needed hers.