plural noun

trades·​peo·​ple ˈtrādz-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce tradespeople (audio)
: people engaged in trade

Examples of tradespeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Saul assigned a project manager, who brought in good tradespeople. Marni Jameson, Orlando Sentinel, 28 June 2024 Teamsters Local 399 — which represents drivers, mechanics, warehouse workers, animal handlers and other tradespeople on film and TV sets — is also pursuing a new contract and has yet to secure a tentative agreement with the AMPTP. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2024 No muss, no fuss—and no need to cultivate a contact list of tradespeople. Mark David, Robb Report, 13 June 2024 Construction itself will drive more than 6 million hours of work for a wide swath of tradespeople. Thomas Quinn, Hartford Courant, 31 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for tradespeople 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1652, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tradespeople was circa 1652

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“Tradespeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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plural noun
trades·​peo·​ple -ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce tradespeople (audio)
: people engaged in trade

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