Definition of businessman in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbiznisˌman/
Pronunciation: /ˈbiznisˌmən/

noun (plural businessmen)

1A man who works in business or commerce, especially at an executive level.
Example sentences
  • They're the essence of traditional New England Republican businessmen.
  • The business school isn't looking for stylish and amusing writers; it is looking for good businessmen.
  • So far, its leaders and businessmen say the chancellor has not just talked the talk, but walked the walk.
entrepreneur, business person, industrialist, manufacturer, tycoon, baron, magnate, executive, employer;
dealer, trader, broker, merchant, buyer, seller, marketeer, dealmaker, merchandiser, vendor, retailer, supplier
1.1 [with adjective] A person with a specified level of skill in financial matters: his knowledge and talent were never in question, but he was a poor businessman
More example sentences
  • I am convinced that no one could have done just as I did, no matter how able a businessman he was.
  • Any businessman who doesn't know the state of his company's finances is not a businessman.
  • The smart businessman thinks like a ball and remains in balance no matter what happens.

Words that rhyme with businessman


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Syllabification: busi·ness·man

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