Definition of "businessman" []

  • A man engaged in business. See Usage Note at man. (noun)
  • A person, esp a man, engaged in commercial or industrial business, esp as an owner or executive (noun)

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Use "businessman" in a sentence
  • "One of the things I brought to my management style as a businessman is the importance of rewarding employees for a job well done."
  • "They may have grown uncomfortable because what -- what they did is say, ` You can't use an FBI recorder, but your witness can use his '-- what they called his businessman's recorder."
  • "We forget, however, that the businessman is also a citizen."