salaryman

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EtymologyEdit

Calque of Japanese サラリーマン (sararīman), from English salary man, possibly from the phrase "salaried man".

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salaryman (plural salarymen)

  1. An employee, a worker; now especially a Japanese white-collar worker who works long hours and has an insignificant position within the corporate hierarchy. [from 18th c.]
    • 2000, Harry Harootunian, Overcome by Modernity, page 205:
      In this way, the salaryman was both a progressive social stratum and an intellectual class.
    • 2017 May 30, NTT Solmare, Moe! Ninja Girls, Season 6 Chapter 2, iOS and Android
      ― Yamabuki: “Okay... *Sigh*... I thought l'd get to go home and sleep after taking the Principal back...but here I am, still at it, like an overworked salaryman!”
      ― John: “What? Salaryman?”

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English salaryman, borrowed from Japanese サラリーマン (sararīman), from English salary + -man, possibly from the phrase salaried man.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sa.la.ʁi.man/, /sa.lɛ.ʁi.mɑ̃/, /sa.le.ʁi.mɑ̃/

NounEdit

salaryman m (plural salarymen or salarymans)

  1. salaryman
    • 2005, David, “Sunset”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1], Japan:
      Les salarymans qui ont eu la chance de finir la journée de travail avant...
      The salarymen who had the chance to finish the day's work before...