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

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

See -person. Unabridged


plural noun
businesspersons collectively. 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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It's a welcome sign that the next step in the evolution of the businessperson
  will be to fully green businessperson.
The businessperson's emotion may be no more genuine than the politician's, but
  successful bosses will get good at faking it.
In a free society, the law determines what you can and cannot do as a
As a computer they seem so crippled that they are no where near completely
  replacing a laptop for a businessperson.
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