Definition of fisherfolk in English:


plural noun

  • People who catch fish for a living.

    • ‘It was also fortunate that the annual movement of herring round the coast worked greatly to the advantage of fisherfolk, giving opportunities for catches everywhere at some time of the year.’
    • ‘Next to the tourist sectors, the fisherfolk have been particularly badly hit.’
    • ‘And the fisherfolk always hope for a good catch.’
    • ‘A generation or two ago, fisherfolk may have felt humility, possibly even religious stirrings, in the face of a storm.’
    • ‘This is also true of innocent fisherfolk from both countries who regularly stray into each other's territorial waters and are detained for two, five, 10 years.’