plural noun
crafts·​peo·​ple | \ ˈkraf(t)s-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce craftspeople (audio) \

Definition of craftspeople

: workers who practice a trade or craft

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Recent Examples on the Web The tradition of celebrating craftspeople continued with the debut of U.S.-based artisans in April to coincide with the launch of Toast products at the Brooklyn boutique Bird. Eugenia Santiesteban Soto, Better Homes & Gardens, "4 British Home Design Brands You Can Shop on This Side of the Atlantic," 17 June 2020 Other than that, a lot is being left up to individual craftspeople to implement their own precautions. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "Hollywood is getting back to work with new protocols that could change what we see on screen," 8 June 2020 Before that, most possessions were either made at home or bought from peddlers, local craftspeople, or general stores. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "The End of Minimalism," 8 June 2020 The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a labor union representing craftspeople in the entertainment industry, estimates 120,000 of its 150,000 members have lost work already. Lucas Shaw,, "Netflix Creates $100 Million Fund to Aid Hollywood Labor Force," 5 May 2020 Joining pieces by hand instead of on an assembly line; using materials that will last till the next generation; paying craftspeople a living wage. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Please Stop Buying Knockoff Furniture," 3 Mar. 2020 Made in equal parts by high-tech machines and old-world craftspeople, the SL3 takes a month to build, even with the aid of sophisticated robot labor. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Bargain Shotguns," 12 Sep. 2019 These weavers were part of a federal jobs program launched in another uncertain time and designed to employ painters and sculptors, actors, musicians, writers and craftspeople who were having a hard time making a living. Julia Jacobs, New York Times, "The Virus Won’t Revive F.D.R.’s Arts Jobs Program. Here’s Why.," 22 Apr. 2020 Every year, the recreation center is filled with great craftspeople who create wonderful handmade goods. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Powell makes a difference; presented with Paul Harris Fellowship: Whit & Whimsey," 14 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of craftspeople

1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Craftspeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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