noun plural Date: 1653 people engaged in trade

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tradespeople — Trades peo ple, n. People engaged in trade; shopkeepers. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tradespeople — [trādz′fōk΄trādz′pē΄pəl] pl.n. people engaged in trade; esp., storekeepers: also tradesfolk [trādz′fōk΄] …   English World dictionary

  • tradespeople — /traydz pee peuhl/, n. pl. 1. those persons who are engaged in trade; tradesmen. 2. Chiefly Brit. a. tradesmen. b. shopkeepers collectively. Also, tradesfolk /traydz fohk /. [1720 30; TRADE + S1 + PEOPLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • tradespeople — noun a) People engaged in trade. b) Skilled workers …   Wiktionary

  • tradespeople — trades|peo|ple [ˈtreıdzˌpi:pəl] n [plural] 1.) BrE old fashioned people who buy and sell goods or services 2.) especially AmE people who work at a job or ↑trade that involves skill with their hands …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tradespeople — trades|peo|ple [ treıdz,pipl ] noun plural OLD FASHIONED people who sell goods or services …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tradespeople — treɪdz‚pɪːpl n. merchants, sellers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tradespeople — plural noun people engaged in trade …   English new terms dictionary

  • tradespeople — UK [ˈtreɪdzˌpiːp(ə)l] / US [ˈtreɪdzˌpɪp(ə)l] noun [plural] old fashioned people who sell goods or services …   English dictionary

  • tradespeople — trades•peo•ple [[t]ˈtreɪdzˌpi pəl[/t]] n. pl. those persons who are engaged in trade; tradesmen Also called trades′folk [[t] ˌfoʊk[/t]] Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

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