Definition of remittance man in English:
An emigrant supported or assisted by payments of money from home.
- I was shipped off like a remittance man, because I was poorly behaved.
- Within a little over three years he was to die - an exile and a remittance man.
- A regular allowance from home kept some of these so-called remittance men from worrying about money, and whether of serious or wild disposition, most brought with them the condescension that characterized English class relations.
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