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nepman

[nep-muh n]
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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.
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Origin of nepman

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

Usage note

See -man.
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