plural noun
businesspersons collectively. Unabridged


a person regularly employed in business, especially a white-collar worker, executive, or owner.

1970–75, Americanism; business(man) + -person

See -person. Unabridged
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businessperson (ˈbɪznɪsˌpɜrsən)
n , pl -people, -persons
a person engaged in commercial or industrial business, esp as an owner or executive

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Example sentences
The businesspeople in the room represented a world in which innovation requires
Finally there are the buoyant, smiling businesspeople.
Most businesspeople don't understand the role patents will play in the future.
Politicians, businesspeople, and entertainers offered tributes.
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