Definition of businessman
: a man who transacts business; especially : a business executive
Examples of businessman in a Sentence
I know it's hard for him to sell his paintings. He's always been a better artist than businessman.
Recent Examples of businessman from the Web
With a once-every-five-years Communist Party congress coming up in the fall, President Xi Jinping and his political allies don’t want to make more enemies of powerful businessmen, many of whom are already angry at China’s anti-corruption drive.
In such places, criticising a powerful politician or businessman, publicising wrongdoing or merely expressing an opinion can lead to bankruptcy or jail, regardless of whether the criticism actually hurts anyone.
Rauner, a former businessman, won election in 2014 with a promise to make Illinois more business-friendly, strip union influence and change politics as usual.
Luckily for her, Cédric Naudon, a businessman, made the sisters an offer.
The deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, a former union leader turned businessman who is seeking to succeed Mr Zuma, leads a separate faction that has called for the new charter to be reconsidered.
Lolita Osmanova is the daughter of energy tycoon Eldar Osmanov and Gaspar Avdolyan is the son of millionaire businessman Albert Avdolyan.
Mystery Man Number 1: Hassan Jameel The Sun reported today that Rihanna’s new man is Hassan Jameel, a Saudi businessman whose family owns the rights to distribute Toyota in the Middle East.
Good food, not religious devotion, was foremost on the chef’s mind when his Mid-course Hospitality Group partnered with businessmen Avi Heyman and Daniel Uretsky.
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First Known Use of businessman
BUSINESSMAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of businessman for English Language Learners
: a man who works in business especially in a high position
: a man who is good at dealing with business and financial matters
BUSINESSMAN Defined for Kids
Definition of businessman for Students
: a man in business especially as an owner or a manager
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