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 Artists and craftspeople will display their works under canopies, and some will be drawing or painting en plein air. Hartford Courant, 23 June 2022 To achieve this high level of quality, craftspeople in villages around Dhaka followed a laborious, 16-step process. Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 26 Mar. 2021 Here, craftspeople and fabric specialists mix techniques by working with specialized mills and creating a network of experts. oregonlive, 5 June 2022 Part of that change is happening through United Scenic Artists (IATSE Local 829), the union representing a broader selection of artists, designers and craftspeople. Karen Garciastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 25 May 2022 There are small manufacturers, artisans, entrepreneurs, craftspeople and hobbyists who pass through the Open Works doors. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 21 May 2022 The event, produced by nonprofit Indiana Artisan, promotes the state’s finest artists, craftspeople and foodists. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Mar. 2022 Sabyasachi founded his label with 20,000 rupees from his father and sister, who both went on to work with him for many years, and a team of two craftspeople in his parents’ apartment. New York Times, 22 June 2022 Doubling down on its commitment to Islamic art, the museum tapped celebrated designer and textile connoisseur Madeline Weinrib to curate a selection of modern-day craftspeople from throughout the Islamic world. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, 22 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of craftspeople

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Craftspeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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