The ant people.
The peoples of central Asia.
Rabbits and squirrels are the furry little people of the woods.
People were dancing in the street. I met all sorts of people. This book is not intended for laypeople.
City people; farming people.
The manager would like to introduce you to our people in the regional office.
Where are your people from?
The peoples of the world.
The Jewish people.
An example of people is those living on the east coast.
An example of people is Christians.
An example of people is Italians.
An example of people is Caucasians.
An example of people is Spanish-speaking.
An example of people is wealthy.
An example of people is vegetarian.
The people of Iowa, people of wealth.
The miner spoke for his people.
People are funny.
Other Word Forms
Origin of people
- Middle English peple from Old French pueple from Latin populus of Etruscan origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Originally a singular noun (e.g. The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness --2 Samuel 17:29, King James Version), the plural aspect of people is probably due to influence from Middle English lede, leed, a plural since Old English times (compare Old English lÄ“ode (“people, men, persons"), plural of Old English lÄ“od (“man, person")). See also lede, leod.
- From Middle English peple, peeple, from Anglo-Norman people, from Old French pueple, peuple, pople (modern French peuple), from Latin populus (“people"), of unknown origin. Probably of non-Indo-European origin, from Etruscan. Gradually ousted native Middle English lede, leed (“people") (from Old English lÄ“ode).