busi·​ness·​per·​son | \ ˈbiz-nəs-ˌpər-sᵊn How to pronounce businessperson (audio) , -nəz- \

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Recent Examples on the Web The iconic retailer to the American businessperson—and U.S. presidents—since 1818 has filed for bankruptcy, following a wave of other classic brands struggling with the hit to both in-store shopping and customers’ finances. Alan Murray, Fortune, "J&J’s CEO says creating a vaccine is only ‘part of the puzzle’," 9 July 2020 The notion of the stoner has evolved from sleepy hippy with no ambition to the progressive businessperson with a marijuana company listed on a stock exchange. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "The pandemic shows the pressing need for widespread marijuana legalization," 20 Apr. 2020 This person is an independent businessperson who is always chasing the first million. Amy Dickinson, oregonlive, "Ask Amy: In-law loan goes bad; will they need a lawyer?," 5 Apr. 2020 This person is an independent businessperson who is always chasing the first million. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "In-law loan goes bad," 5 Apr. 2020 The pledge became almost secondary as pictures of politicians, businesspersons, actors, and sportspeople sweeping the streets with large brooms swept over social media. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Five times Modi has asked Indians to make symbolic gestures for the nation," 5 Apr. 2020 Kelly sees herself as a businessperson first, political entity second. Nicole Goodkind, Fortune, "‘I’d follow her to hell.’ Meet President Trump’s Giuliani-approved power broker—and Melania’s new senior adviser," 24 Feb. 2020 The indictment alleges that in a casino bathroom, Englander accepted an envelope from a businessperson, and it was stuffed with $10,000 in cash. Steve Lopezcolumnist, Los Angeles Times, "Column: For Councilman Englander, what happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas," 11 Mar. 2020 The 63-year-old is a businessperson and the founder of a nonprofit institution that focuses on cultural and artistic projects for peace and dialogue called Anadolu Kultur, and has worked with many civil society organizations. Washington Post, "Civil society figures back in court in Turkey protest trial," 18 Feb. 2020

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Businessperson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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: a man or woman who works in business

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