company man

noun

Definition of company man

: a worker who acquiesces in company policy without complaint

Examples of company man in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Departing Intel after 30 years as a company man hurt badly. New York Times, 15 Feb. 2021 The idea of the company man who works at one organisation for his entire career feels laughably outdated. Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, 31 Dec. 2021 The idea of the company man who works at one organization for his entire career feels laughably outdated. Whizy Kim, refinery29.com, 21 Dec. 2021 Tuello is the other side of the coin — dedicated to the rule of law, a company man. Hillary Kelly, Vulture, 16 June 2021 In 1975, Uncle John, now an I.B.M. company man, sponsored his younger sister’s family to immigrate from South Korea. New York Times, 7 Apr. 2021 The ideal company man, Curry will do his job without complaint this season, weaving through double- and triple-teams to help ensure the Warriors get back to the playoffs. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 Feb. 2021 Nearly seven years removed from breaking from his reputation as the quintessential company man to interrupt Myers’ news conference and express his frustration with the Bazemore trade, Curry can finally call one of his best friends a teammate again. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, 24 Nov. 2020 Now Big Papi is a company man, delivering the party line for Sox owners. Dan Shaughnessy, BostonGlobe.com, 4 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of company man

circa 1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of company man was circa 1921

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“Company man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/company%20man. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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