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[treydz-pee-puh l] /ˈtreɪdzˌpi pəl/
plural noun
those persons who are engaged in trade; tradesmen.
Chiefly British.
  1. tradesmen.
  2. shopkeepers collectively.
Also, tradesfolk
[treydz-fohk] /ˈtreɪdzˌfoʊk/ (Show IPA)
Origin of tradespeople
1720-30; trade + 's1 + people Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Employers are increasingly complaining of labour shortages, especially skilled tradespeople and production workers.
  • Names of prominent professionals and tradespeople are included.
  • Barn exhibits include the tools of farmers and tradespeople who lived in the area at the turn of the century.
  • Amory believed that tradespeople gave her discounts, sometimes to her knowledge and sometimes without it.
British Dictionary definitions for tradespeople


plural noun
(mainly Brit) people engaged in trade, esp shopkeepers
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