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tradespeople

[ treydz-pee-puhl ]

plural noun

  1. those persons who are engaged in trade; tradesmen.
  2. Chiefly British.
    1. shopkeepers collectively.


tradespeople

/ ˈtreɪdzˌfəʊk; ˈtreɪdzˌpiːpəl /

plural noun

  1. people engaged in trade, esp shopkeepers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tradespeople1

First recorded in 1720–30; trade + 's 1 + people
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Example Sentences

In the two other parts the tradespeople and the gentry reside; they have an incomparably better aspect.

It seems incredible, but verminous heads are to be found in the ranks of well-to-do tradespeople.

"I quite believe in your wife's disregard for the feelings of the tradespeople," answered Minnie drily.

And, besides, I don't think Castalia would allow the importunities of tradespeople to disturb her much.

I have only to give you thumb-nail sketches of our favourite tradespeople to convince you of that fact.

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