Entry from British & World English dictionary
People in paid employment, especially in manual or industrial labour.
- Scores of their workpeople have been employed at the mills all their lives, and the intimate and friendly relations between them and their masters were of a character practically unknown under modern business Conditions.
- Each shirt is made by skilled workpeople, from sound materials, and is guaranteed to wear well and resist the washtub.
- It was fortunate that no workpeople were in the room below, or they would have been crushed to death.
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