businessperson

[ biz-nis-pur-suhn ]
/ ˈbɪz nɪsˌpɜr sən /

noun

a person regularly employed in business, especially a white-collar worker, executive, or owner.

Origin of businessperson

An Americanism dating back to 1970–75; business(man) + -person

usage note for businessperson

See -person.
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British Dictionary definitions for businessperson

businessperson
/ (ˈbɪznɪsˌpɜrsən) /

noun plural -people or -persons

a person engaged in commercial or industrial business, esp as an owner or executive

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