Definition of nepman
: one of a group of small private traders and merchants appearing briefly in Russia during the third decade of the 20th century as a result of a temporary relaxation by the Communist government of its ban on private enterprise
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Origin and Etymology of nepman
Russian, from nep New Economic Policy (from Novaya Ekonomicheskaya Politika New Economic Policy) + -man (probably from German mann man, from Old High German man) — more at man
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