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[in-truh-pruh-nur, -noo r, -nyoo r]
  1. an employee of a large corporation who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services, systems, etc., and does not have to follow the corporation's usual routines or protocols.
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Origin of intrapreneur

First recorded in 1975–80; intra- + (entre)preneur
Related formsin·tra·pre·neur·ship, noun
Can be confusedentrepreneur intrapreneur
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British Dictionary definitions for intrapreneur


  1. a person who while remaining within a larger organization uses entrepreneurial skills to develop a new product or line of business as a subsidiary of the organization
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Word Origin for intrapreneur

C20: from intra- + (entre) preneur
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