plural noun
fish·​er·​folk | \ ˈfi-shər-ˌfōk How to pronounce fisherfolk (audio) \

Definition of fisherfolk

: people who fish especially for a living

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Recent Examples on the Web But apart from this, there hasn’t been much support for women fisherfolk. Supriya Vohra, Quartz India, "“There is no fish in the ocean”: The future has arrived in this Indian fishing village," 18 Feb. 2020 Amidst all this, the traditional, small scale, artisanal fisherfolk suffer the most. Supriya Vohra, Quartz India, "“There is no fish in the ocean”: The future has arrived in this Indian fishing village," 18 Feb. 2020 Towns like Greenville have a cool outdoorsy vibe even after the crowds of boaters and fisherfolk have decamped for the season, and the best restaurants, such as The Quarry, in Monson, remain open, with seasonal menus., "Power to the pumpkin people! Six under-the-radar autumn escapes - The Boston Globe," 10 Oct. 2019 Since the 1960s Lake Chad, on which farmers and fisherfolk depend, has shrunk by half. The Economist, "Idriss Déby, Chad’s despot, is struggling to stay in power," 18 July 2019 Europe’s leaders, accepting that Britain will leave the union, keep asking for clarity from May and her negotiators — and so do anxious Britons, from Cornish fisherfolk to Kentish berry farmers to London City bankers. Washington Post, "Theresa May wines and dines her Brexit ‘war cabinet’ in a bid to hash out a policy," 22 Feb. 2018 Commercial fisherfolk also prefer to haul in big specimens. The Economist, "Tropical ecologyBig fish keep tropical forests healthy," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of fisherfolk

1822, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2020

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“Fisherfolk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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