busi·​ness·​per·​son | \ ˈbiz-nəs-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce businessperson (audio) , -nəz- \
variants: or business person
plural businesspeople\ ˈbiz-​nəs-​ˌpē-​pəl How to pronounce businessperson (audio) , -​nəz-​ \ or business people also businesspersons or business persons

Definition of businessperson

: a person and especially an executive who transacts business : a businessman or businesswoman

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Recent Examples on the Web Other leading figures include a Sunni businessperson under U.S. sanctions for corruption., 8 Oct. 2021 While athletes profiting significantly will be able to hire agents and marketing advisers, others will be juggling the roles of student, athlete, and businessperson. Tara Adhikari, The Christian Science Monitor, 30 Sep. 2021 The rise of business intelligence (BI) granted every businessperson the superpower of seeing and understanding the performance of their sales, campaigns, operations and more. Zohar Bronfman, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 Finally, in light of the business goals and business relationship, the businessperson thinks about the contract. Robert Zafft, Forbes, 21 Mar. 2021 Ever the businessperson, Song saw an opportunity: Turn it into outdoor seating for Koreatown restaurants that needed more space. Diana Budds, Curbed, 21 July 2021 In 1885, a convivial businessperson named Cornelius Stagg opened what proved to be a popular roadhouse at Ocean House Road and Junipero Serra. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 July 2021 To be a successful businessperson who makes a living from creating a profitable company takes much more work than simply calling yourself an entrepreneur. Will Jeakle, Forbes, 29 June 2021 It’s the ultimate rarity for a businessperson to cross over to hosting SNL. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of businessperson

1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Businessperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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: a man or woman who works in business

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