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nepman

[nep-muh n] /ˈnɛp mən/
noun, plural nepmen.
1.
(in the Soviet Union) a person who engaged briefly in private enterprise during the New Economic Policy of the 1920s.
Origin
< Russian nė́pman, equivalent to nėp, acronym from Nóvaya ėkonomícheskaya polítika New Economic Policy + -man < German -mann or English -man
Usage note
See -man.
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