remittance man

Origin of remittance man

First recorded in 1885–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for remittance man

Historical Examples of remittance man

  • We are by no means all millionaires, and our idea is not to make this colony a pleasure ground for the remittance-man.

British Dictionary definitions for remittance man

remittance man

  1. a man living abroad on money sent from home, esp in the days of the British Empire
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