fisherfolk

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

Definition of fisherfolk

: people who fish especially for a living

Examples of fisherfolk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bond said all fisherfolk need to do is strip nets from lead and cork lines, clean debris like moss, and remove twine used to repair the mesh before it was retired. Brian Venua, Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2022 Miongo and Mgala are among just over 1,500 fisherfolk who rely on the rich marine waters of the channel. Wanjohi Kabukuru, ajc, 7 July 2022 Scores of fishmongers, processors and traders line the shoreline awaiting the fisherfolk to return. Wanjohi Kabukuru, ajc, 7 July 2022 Scores of fishmongers, processors, and traders line the shoreline awaiting the fisherfolk to return. Wanjohi Kabukuru, The Christian Science Monitor, 7 July 2022 And, like the farmers of the South Bay, the fisherfolk of Fish Harbor did not return. Los Angeles Times, 7 Dec. 2021 There are also coastal communities among mangroves in the middle of the ocean, like Sitio Kinse in Taliptip, Bulacan, where fisherfolk have made houses on stilts with solar panels and care for the mangroves as the mangroves care for them. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2021 Learn about the struggles of the Indigenous peoples, fisherfolk, and farmers, and how their lives are in danger for protecting the planet. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, 1 Sep. 2021 For the state, the goal of saving coastal Louisiana is clear, even if the outcome for the state’s fisherfolk is murky. Xander Peters, The Christian Science Monitor, 17 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of fisherfolk

1822, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fisherfolk was in 1822

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Last Updated

27 Jul 2022

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“Fisherfolk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fisherfolk. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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