Definition of salaryman
: a Japanese white-collar businessman
Recent Examples of salaryman from the Web
Forlorn salarymen donned their usual dark suits and loitered in parks, too humiliated to tell their families they’d been laid off.
Behind these diners, Japanese salarymen and expats in business attire crowded over two oak barrels serving as standing tables.
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Origin and Etymology of salaryman
Japanese sararī-man, from English salary + man
First Known Use: 1962See Words from the same year
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