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

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So that’s a natural reaction of a businessperson, including mine. WSJ, "Transcript: WSJ Interview With Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan," 9 Oct. 2018 That’s a question that every businessperson should easily understand. Ed Wallace, star-telegram, "Technology Week," 19 May 2018 Both times, the wealthy businessperson advanced to the general election, to be crushed by Democrat Jerry Brown. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, "California GOP has a lot riding on 2 candidates for governor," 19 May 2018 Half an hour with a supply-and-demand graph shows that free trade is better for every nation, developed or developing, no matter how much an individual businessperson might wish for a special tariff to protect her line of work. Caleb Crain, The New Yorker, "Is Capitalism a Threat to Democracy?," 7 May 2018 Business Camp for the Future Startup Founder Is the lemonade stand too juvenile for your budding businessperson? Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "Ten Summer Camps For Little Innovators," 4 Apr. 2018 John Gresham, a local businessperson and the current owner, recently listed the four-plus acre lakefront estate in Hendersonville, Tennessee, just 20 minutes north of Nashville. Anna Aguillard, Southern Living, "You Can Now Purchase Johnny Cash’s Historic Tennessee Property," 2 Dec. 2016 For every businessperson in Shanghai who understands that North Korea is, at a minimum, bad for business, the national-security state is much more split. Christopher R. Hill, The Atlantic, "The Offensive Ambitions of North Korea's Nuclear Program," 30 Aug. 2017 Like any good businessperson, Celia makes her clients’ habits her own. Annabelle Timsit, The Atlantic, "Battling for Catalonia and Greening Dubai: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing," 6 Oct. 2017

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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: a man or woman who works in business

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