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remittance man

a person who is supported abroad chiefly by remittances from home.
Origin of remittance man
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • We are by no means all millionaires, and our idea is not to make this colony a pleasure ground for the remittance-man.

    Lorimer of the Northwest Harold Bindloss
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remittance man

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