businessman

noun
busi·​ness·​man | \ ˈbiz-nəs-ˌman , -nəz-, -mən\

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.

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And in 2018, Trump welcomed Pecker and French businessman Kacy Grine to the White House. Adam Rathe, Town & Country, "Has National Enquirer Publisher David Pecker Met His Match in Jeff Bezos?," 8 Feb. 2019 Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images A powerful man holds decades of compromising material on a businessman who has long considered running for president of the United States. Alex Finley - Center For Public Integrity, Vox, "Trump got the National Enquirer to bury his secrets. Did he do the same with Putin?," 21 Dec. 2018 The trove has a colorful history, having been obtained in a hotel-room raid on a visiting businessman that may or may not have been coordinated by a crusading anti-Facebook journalist, who has stubbornly refused to comment on the matter. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Facebook’s morale problem is getting worse," 6 Dec. 2018 Courtesy Hay Hay was founded in 2002 by Mette and Rolf Hay, a married couple, and businessman Troels Holch Povlsen. Diana Budds, Curbed, "Is America ready for Denmark’s coolest design brand?," 1 Nov. 2018 And Ronaldo mania is in full swing in Turin, with enterprising businessmen not missing the opportunity to celebrate the occasion and cash in on the arrival of the Portugal forward. Daniella Matar, chicagotribune.com, "Ronaldo mania inspires 'CR7' ice cream, pizza," 13 July 2018 East County businessman Nathan Cornett is the citizen who has called for Kalasho to resign — the subject of a Paul Kruze story for East County Magazine. Jeff Mcdonald, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Reporter accuses El Cajon councilman of attempted assault involving 'attack dog'," 6 July 2018 The 65-year-old cable television entrepreneur was sworn in Wednesday after defeating Republican businessman Bob Stefanowski in November. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "Connecticut’s New Governor Promises More Education, Transportation Spending in 2019," 9 Jan. 2019 Howard Hughes, a famous pilot, businessman, and film director, was as notorious for this as anyone else. Karina Longworth, Town & Country, "Howard Hughes's Affair with Actress Ginger Rogers Was Far From a Storybook Romance," 13 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of businessman

1803, in the meaning defined above

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businessman

noun

English Language Learners Definition of businessman

: a man who works in business especially in a high position
: a man who is good at dealing with business and financial matters

businessman

noun
busi·​ness·​man | \ ˈbiz-nəs-ˌman \
plural businessmen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of businessman

: a man in business especially as an owner or a manager

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