noun \ˌäⁿn-trə-p(r)ə-ˈnər, -ˈn(y)r\

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

Full Definition of ENTREPRENEUR

:  one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise
en·tre·pre·neur·ial \-ˈn(y)r-ē-əl, -ˈnər-\ adjective
en·tre·pre·neur·ial·ism \-ē-ə-li-zəm\ noun
en·tre·pre·neur·ial·ly \-ē-ə-lē\ adverb
en·tre·pre·neur·ship \-ˈnər-ˌship, -ˈn(y)r-\ noun


French, from Old French, from entreprendre to undertake — more at enterprise
First Known Use: 1852

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite


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