tradespeople

[treydz-pee-puhl]
plural noun
1.
those persons who are engaged in trade; tradesmen.
2.
Chiefly British.
b.
shopkeepers collectively.
Also, tradesfolk [treydz-fohk] .


Origin:
1720–30; trade + 's1 + people

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tradespeople or tradesfolk (ˈtreɪdzˌpiːpəl, ˈtreɪdzˌfəʊk)
 
pl n
chiefly (Brit) people engaged in trade, esp shopkeepers
 
tradesfolk or tradesfolk
 
pl n

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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.
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