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

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s incredibly dangerous for any businessperson to get near. Martha Ross, The Mercury News, "SoulCycle hit with Bay Area-fueled backlash over chairman’s Trump fundraiser: ‘A lot of women are going to be outraged’," 7 Aug. 2019 Yet as the documentary about the hard-hitting TV newsman soon makes clear, those are the four words no crooked politician or conniving businessperson ever wanted to hear. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Riveting 'Mike Wallace Is Here' penetrates deep into the psyche of a great journalist," 6 Aug. 2019 Someday, perhaps soon, a true believer in the value of women’s soccer or a visionary businessperson with a nose for emerging markets will take the risk on NWSL in Colorado. Mark Goodman, The Denver Post, "Backpass: Is there a path to pro women’s soccer in Colorado?," 12 July 2019 And not to sound like a businessperson, but there’s an incredible audience for this. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "How Documentary Filmmaker Erin Lee Carr Brings ‘Radical Empathy’ to True Crime," 27 June 2019 The real-life movie executive Jim Gianopulos plays Jim Gianopulos, the (fictional) businessperson behind the tour. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "“Rolling Thunder Revue,” Reviewed: Martin Scorsese’s Slippery Chronicle of Bob Dylan in Concert," 14 June 2019 Smith argues that if a businessperson pursues enlightened self-interest—an enlightenment that includes thinking long-term, thriftiness, and saving—the spur of the invisible hand will yield unimaginable wealth. Mitchell S. Jackson, Harper's magazine, "Opportunity Cost," 10 Feb. 2019 Fenty's existence is historic: Rihanna is the only black woman at the helm of a luxury house, acting not only as its chief creative but also head businessperson. Glamour, "Every Single Look From Rihanna's Brand-New Luxury Fashion Label, Fenty," 29 May 2019 So that’s a natural reaction of a businessperson, including mine. WSJ, "Transcript: WSJ Interview With Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan," 9 Oct. 2018

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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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