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[biz-nis-pur-suh n] /ˈbɪz nɪsˌpɜr sən/
a person regularly employed in business, especially a white-collar worker, executive, or owner.
Origin of businessperson
1970-75, Americanism; business(man) + -person
Usage note
See -person.


[biz-nis-pee-puh l] /ˈbɪz nɪsˌpi pəl/
plural noun
businesspersons collectively. Unabridged
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  • 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 businessperson.
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  • No businessperson would make such a fundamental error.
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  • My dad was not only a great father but an equally great businessperson.
  • If you are a businessperson, there are meeting rooms for rent and business services are available.
  • We want to know how our products fit your needs as a businessperson.
British Dictionary definitions for businessperson


noun (pl) -people, -persons
a person engaged in commercial or industrial business, esp as an owner or executive
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