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remittance man

noun
1.
a person who is supported abroad chiefly by remittances from home.
Origin of remittance man
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • She didn't approve of me because I was an idler and presumably a remittance man.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • He was a "remittance man," the first one I had ever seen or heard of.

    Following the Equator, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • The timber wolf I trimmed out because he wasted around like a remittance man.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • He was a remittance man, who received each month from his father, a Dorset parson, a letter and a cheque.

    Bunch Grass Horace Annesley Vachell
  • I had an English remittance man working for me once and he told me so.

    It Pays to Smile Nina Wilcox Putnam
  • He was a remittance man with a remarkable constitution, and he lasted seven years.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • The remittance man remained with them, and when the others had gone a distance he killed them both.

  • First of all, I noted Oldburgh's best-known 103 remittance man.

    Amazing Grace Kate Trimble Sharber
British Dictionary definitions for remittance man

remittance man

noun
1.
a man living abroad on money sent from home, esp in the days of the British Empire
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