Definition of salaryman in English:

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salaryman

Pronunciation: /ˈsalərɪman/

noun (plural salarymen)

(Especially in Japan) a white-collar worker: dark-suited masses of salarymen crossed the intersection like instinct-blinded salmon
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  • The streets were filled with the hustle and bustle of late afternoon as the office workers and salarymen flooded from their buildings onto the streets.
  • Critics claim putting the clocks forward would force Japan's notoriously workaholic salarymen to spend more time in the office.
  • Kimono-clad women stand outside sushi bars and karaoke joints, beckoning salarymen to come inside.

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