Origin of businessman
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Examples from the Web for businessman
In 1961, Hulanicki married Stephen “Fitz” Fitz-Simon, a young British businessman whom she met at a party in London.Barbara Hulanicki, Queen of Fast Fashion
October 15, 2014
Throughout the race, the businessman, rancher, and former Democrat has vowed not to caucus with either party if he won.The Independents Who Could Tip the Senate in November
October 13, 2014
Recently in Cairo I sat at a dinner party next to an elderly Islamic businessman.Can We Lose the Violent Muslim Cliché?
October 12, 2014
It showed a businessman holding a small computer in his hand.American Dreams: Did William Gibson’s ‘Neuromancer’ Blueprint Our Reality?
October 5, 2014
You keep describing Lemond as a person in power, and a businessman.‘The Good Wife’ Star Mike Colter Defends Lemond Bishop’s Killer Instincts
September 29, 2014
A businessman's concern is with business; he leaves abstractions to visionaries.Greener Than You Think
The businessman, the merchant, the manufacturer on Genoa today, is only tolerated.Adaptation
Dallas McCord Reynolds
I'm a businessman, when I want something I want I bargain for it.Gold in the Sky
Alan Edward Nourse
We flout the businessman, but without him there would be no poets.
He was a businessman of executive rank, and was fairly rich.Anchorite
- a person, esp a man, engaged in commercial or industrial business, esp as an owner or executive
There is a gender-neutral form, businessperson, but it does not appear to be very widely used. The plural business people is quite widely used, and if you wish to avoid being gender-specific, you could try recasting your sentence to use the plural
Word Origin and History for businessman
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper