[ nep-muhn ]

noun,plural nep·men.
  1. (in the Soviet Union) a person who engaged briefly in private enterprise during the New Economic Policy of the 1920s.

Origin of nepman

<Russian nė́pman, equivalent to nėp, acronym from Nóvaya ėkonomícheskaya polítikaNew Economic Policy + -man<German -mann or English -man

usage note For nepman

See -man.

Words Nearby nepman Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024