businessman

noun
busi·​ness·​man | \ ˈbiz-nəs-ˌman How to pronounce businessman (audio) , -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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The Sonics played their last game in front of a Seattle crowd on April 13, 2008, after the team was sold to a group of Oklahoma City businessmen. Colin Diltz, The Seattle Times, "Renovations are nothing new to KeyArena, evolving since 1962 and home to new NHL team," 5 Dec. 2018 Prigozhin is among a string of powerful Russian businessmen — sometimes referred to as oligarchs — who have been hit with sanctions or otherwise implicated in investigations into Russia's role in Trump's 2016 election. Angela Charlton And Matthew Bodner, Fox News, "Russian meddling abroad: Does Putin pull all the strings?," 15 Sep. 2018 That year, a group of Chinatown businessmen and doctors, as well as a Japanese entrepreneur, stepped in to rescue the facility from bankruptcy and renamed it the Pacific Alliance Medical Center. Frank Shyong, latimes.com, "Chinatown's only hospital will reopen as an outpatient clinic," 6 July 2018 Then, she was filmed by News of the World offering Mazher Mahmood, an undercover reporter acting as a businessman, access to her ex-husband for more than $660,000 (£500,000). Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How Sarah Ferguson Rebuilt Her Net Worth and Relationship With the Royal Family," 29 June 2018 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

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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 How to pronounce businessman (audio) \
plural businessmen\ -​ˌmen \

Kids Definition of businessman

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

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