fisherfolk

plural noun
fish·​er·​folk | \ˈfi-shər-ˌfōk \

Definition of fisherfolk 

: people who fish especially for a living

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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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