plural noun
busi·ness·peo·ple | \-ˌpē-pəl \

Definition of businesspeople 

: persons active in business

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Chinese businesspeople across Namibia complain of an economic chill, and some are thinking of leaving. The Economist, "A long way from homeChinese workers and traders in Africa," 17 May 2018 Segev even tried to connect some of these Israeli citizens with Iranian sources, while claiming the Iranian sources were actually businesspeople. Yonat Friling, Fox News, "Former Israeli lawmaker accused of spying for Iran, passing along sensitive information," 18 June 2018 Buy Photo The members of the soon-to-be-extinct School Reform Commission were often businesspeople or lawyers — politically connected types, and dominated by men., "Teachers? Yes. Education activists? No. What do Kenney's board picks say about what he wants for Philly schools?," 6 Apr. 2018 There’s Trenton the state capital, where lawmakers, lobbyists, state employees, and businesspeople drive in each weekday. Jonathan Lai,, "Trenton, a city of contradictions, is laid bare by arts festival shooting," 23 June 2018 Economists and businesspeople say Beijing is unlikely to give ground on a strategy seen by communist leaders as the path to higher incomes and to restoring China's rightful role as a global leader. Joe Mcdonald,, "TVs, robots, soybeans on front lines of U.S.-China trade spat," 15 June 2018 Natalie Zfat, a social media consultant and influencer who has partnered with hotel chains like Marriott and InterContinental, said that at the end of the day most bloggers and influencers are just businesspeople. Taylor Lorenz, The Atlantic, "Instagram Influencers Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy," 13 June 2018 With Cyprus experiencing record numbers of tourists, Raskin aims to attract vacationers and businesspeople from Arab countries, Russia and Israel. Menelaos Hadjicostis, Fox News, "Jewish museum in Cyprus aims to build bridges to Arab world," 7 June 2018 Lamont responded that Boughton was attacking businesspeople. Neil Vigdor,, "Second Chances: Democrats Endorse Ned Lamont For Governor, Joe Ganim Plans To Primary," 19 May 2018

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1827, in the meaning defined above

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