[biz-nis-pur-suh n]


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

See -person.


[biz-nis-pee-puh l]

plural noun

businesspersons collectively. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -people or -persons

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


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