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workpeople

[wurk-pee-puh l]
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plural noun
  1. people employed at work or labor; workers; employees.

Origin of workpeople

First recorded in 1700–10; work + people
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Examples from the Web for workpeople

Historical Examples

  • The result proved that the fears of the workpeople had been entirely unfounded.

    Self-Help

    Samuel Smiles

  • Gervaise, who was already weary, met all the workpeople returning home.

    L'Assommoir

    Emile Zola

  • The work will be done although the workpeople may be boycotted.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • He had bought three tons of rice from him to feed his workpeople on.

  • Yes, sir, we have several among our workpeople and cleaners.


British Dictionary definitions for workpeople

workpeople

pl n
  1. the working members of a population, esp those employed in manual tasks
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