businessman

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From business +‎ -man. Displaced earlier merchant, ultimately from Latin mercāns (merchant, buyer).

PronunciationEdit

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɪznəsmən/, /ˈbɪznɪsmən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɪznəsmæn/, /ˈbɪznəsmən/

NounEdit

businessman (plural businessmen)

  1. A man in business, one who works at a commercial institution.
    Synonym: businessperson (gender-neutral)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English businessman.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

businessman m (plural businessmen or businessmans, feminine businesswoman)

  1. businessman

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