- those persons who are engaged in trade; tradesmen.
- Chiefly British.
- shopkeepers collectively.
Also trades·folk [treydz-fohk] /ˈtreɪdzˌfoʊk/.
Origin of tradespeople
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsshopkeeper, trafficker, vendor, trader, broker, seller, operator, shipper, dealer, exporter, retailer, wholesaler, merchant, peddler, agent, marketer, auctioneer, employee, peasant, laborer
Examples from the Web for tradespeople
Yet—ah, the point is not important; the tradespeople should not have trusted you.The Bacillus of Beauty
She went to market with the cook, and called in person on the tradespeople.His Masterpiece
Most butlers exacted commissions from tradespeople, so he had been told.Cap'n Dan's Daughter
Joseph C. Lincoln
He was the baronet's son, and they were the sons of his father's tradespeople.Tony Butler
Charles James Lever
They lived anyhow, and owed money to all the tradespeople round.Olive in Italy
- mainly British people engaged in trade, esp shopkeepers
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