businessman

[biz-nis-man]
noun, plural businessmen.
a man regularly employed in business, especially a white-collar worker, executive, or owner.

Origin:
1705–15; business + man1

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businessman (ˈbɪznɪsˌmæn, -mən)
 
n , pl -men
a person, esp a man, engaged in commercial or industrial business, esp as an owner or executive
 
usage  There is a gender-neutral form, businessperson, but it does not appear to be very widely used. The plural business people is quite widely used, and if you wish to avoid being gender-specific, you could try recasting your sentence to use the plural.

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businessman
1826, from business + man. Man of business is recorded from 1660s.
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Example sentences for businessmen
Many businessmen fled the country, taking capital and expertise with them.
The governor heard the businessmen out, but reaffirmed his commitment to coop
  power.
Nevertheless, he was wary of businessmen and argued against the formation of
  monopolies.
He counted among his neighbors and acquaintances several prominent businessmen.
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