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

Examples of craftspeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In this case, Lamont believes that craftspeople may have performed the ceremony ahead of an upcoming lawsuit. Isis Davis-marks, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 June 2021 It’s all at the same level in one way, because our top watchmakers and craftspeople are sharing knowledge and savoir faire. Carol Besler, Forbes, 2 June 2021 The former buckets bags sourced from the repair workshop, each accompanied by a note from the design team and craftspeople who worked to restore and beautify the satchel. Emily Ruane,, 22 Apr. 2021 That downtown center was home to royalty, as well as craftspeople, dancers, priests and teachers who helped keep the temples and government running, write Carter and Klassen for the Conversation. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 May 2021 Alongside country-chic clothing from independent labels based in the U.K., Japan and elsewhere, as well as vintage clothing and antique furniture and tableware, are pieces by an ever-expanding group of craftspeople. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2021 Laura English, a board member of the nonprofit foundation behind the Fairhope fest, points out that craftspeople, event organizers and patrons weren’t the only ones to suffer from the loss of the 2020 event. al, 29 Apr. 2021 Many designers across the country have dedicated themselves to an innately Indian kind of sustainability: preserving those craftspeople’s livelihoods and skills. Sneha Mehta, Vogue, 22 Apr. 2021 Cloth is printed and shipped from around the world (US, Turkey, China, Italy) to Senegal where her family oversee the team of craftspeople who make the pieces. Helen Jennings, CNN, 19 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of craftspeople

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Craftspeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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