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entrepreneur

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noun en·tre·pre·neur \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈnər, -ˈn(y)u̇r\

Simple Definition of entrepreneur

  • : a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of entrepreneur

  1. :  one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise

entrepreneurial

play \-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-əl, -ˈnər-\ adjective

entrepreneurialism

play \-ē-ə-li-zəm\ noun

entrepreneurially

play \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb

entrepreneurship

play \-ˈnər-ˌship, -ˈn(y)u̇r-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of entrepreneur

French, from Old French, from entreprendre to undertake — more at enterprise


First Known Use: 1852



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