plural noun

crafts·​peo·​ple ˈkraf(t)s-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce craftspeople (audio)
: workers who practice a trade or craft

Examples of craftspeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other creatives — such as Hollywood writers, actors and craftspeople — have also taken steps to mitigate the encroachment of AI. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2024 The gilded garlands were embellished with 60,500 crystals and made over 1,600 hours by five craftspeople. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 7 May 2024 According to Hartwig, Egyptian craftspeople, lapidaries and sculptors spent around four years recreating the artifacts found in the pharaoh’s tomb, from his wooden chariot to his iconic golden mask. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 May 2024 Participants will get acquainted with the measuring tools that JLC’s craftspeople use every day and learn about the rigorous testing that guarantees the top-notch performance of every watch, for instance. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Apr. 2024 Six of the Sacramento region’s top chefs, from a vegetarian proprietor in midtown to fine dining craftspeople in the suburbs, recently sounded off to The Sacramento Bee about the customer behaviors that drive them batty. Benjy Egel, Sacramento Bee, 4 Apr. 2024 But whereas other bespoke footwear makers will outsource their made-to-order lines to third-party factories, each Parker boot will continue to be made in its workshop by a team of 11 highly skilled craftspeople. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 17 Apr. 2024 Company Town The fight to save Faux Library, Hollywood’s top destination for fake books Jan. 4, 2024 The prop house’s comeback offers a sliver of hope during an otherwise bleak moment for the hundreds of thousands of vendors, crew members, craftspeople and artists striving to make a living. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 Similar works, by local craftspeople, are available in the gift shop. Naomi Tomky, Condé Nast Traveler, 12 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of craftspeople was in 1857

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“Craftspeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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crafts·​peo·​ple -ˌspē-pəl How to pronounce craftspeople (audio)
: workers who practice a trade or craft

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