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[krafts-pee-puh l, krahfts-] /ˈkræftsˌpi pəl, ˈkrɑfts-/
plural noun
craftsmen and craftswomen collectively.
Origin of craftspeople
crafts(men) + people


[krafts-pur-suh n, krahfts-] /ˈkræftsˌpɜr sən, ˈkrɑfts-/
a person who practices or is highly skilled in a craft; artisan.
1970-75; crafts(man) + -person
Usage note
See -person. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They are craftspeople, whose crafts have become obsolete: smithing, making simple farm and household implements.
  • Indeed, as this market evolves, the physical world is going to be increasingly customized-built to your specs by craftspeople.
  • Talented craftspeople are turning food packaging into sophisticated and creative wares.
  • Even some of the large-scale commercial boot factories employ specialized craftspeople who complete certain steps by hand.
  • In the visitors center, tribal craftspeople create and sell beaded jewelry and wood carvings.
  • craftspeople, innkeepers and restaurateurs all provide services that help tourists discover local features.
  • Furniture, earthenware, and even kitchen utensils are made by local craftspeople.
  • Shop direct at the source, visiting craftspeople in their studios.
  • Instead, you'll come to rely more on local farmers, producers and craftspeople to meet your needs.
  • Tourist revenue can help to restore historic districts, for instance, and support local craftspeople.

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