intrapreneur

[ in-truh-pruh-nur, -noo r, -nyoo r ]
/ ˌɪn trə prəˈnɜr, -ˈnʊər, -ˈnyʊər /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. intraparotid plexus,
  2. intrapartum,
  3. intrapartum hemorrhage,
  4. intraperitoneal,
  5. intrapersonal,
  6. intrapsychic,
  7. intraspecies,
  8. intraspecific,
  9. intraspinal,
  10. intrastate

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

intrapreneur

/ (ˌɪntrəprəˈnɜː) /

noun

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

Word Origin for intrapreneur

C20: from intra- + (entre) preneur

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