plural noun
busi·​ness·​peo·​ple | \ ˈbiz-nəs-ˌpē-pəl How to pronounce businesspeople (audio) , -nəz- \

Definition of businesspeople

: persons active in business

Examples of businesspeople in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Long recognised as one of the Arab World’s most successful businesspeople, Sheikh Abdullah was a pioneer of the retail and entertainment industry in the Kingdom – a mission which continues via the company which bears his name. Josh Wilson, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Some enterprising businesspeople became full-time car dealers. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, 30 Apr. 2022 Art is what makes the best businesspeople successful. Cori Murray, Essence, 27 Apr. 2022 Matthew Ormseth has the story of the nearly 30-year-old fire that killed 10 people in an apartment house in the Westlake neighborhood, a home for working-class immigrants, but also for gang members who sold drugs and extorted businesspeople. James Raineystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2022 International businesses—and businesspeople—are also starting to leave the city for competitors like Singapore. Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 4 May 2022 Seidel was among Pennsylvania Avenue businesspeople opposed to the proposal. Washington Post, 23 Apr. 2022 Not all of them have been tourists and businesspeople. Elliot Gotkine, CNN, 5 Apr. 2022 So says The CDR Primer, a website written—with help from the P.R. firm Spitfire Strategies—by a group of scientists, engineers, sociologists, and businesspeople who advocate centering carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques in climate policy. Genevieve Guenther, The New Republic, 4 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of businesspeople

1827, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jun 2022

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“Businesspeople.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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