- a person who is supported abroad chiefly by remittances from home.
Origin of remittance man
First recorded in 1885–90
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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
- a man living abroad on money sent from home, esp in the days of the British Empire
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