remittance man


noun

a person who is supported abroad chiefly by remittances from home.

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Origin of remittance man

First recorded in 1885–90

Words nearby remittance man

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Example sentences from the Web for 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.

    Lorimer of the Northwest|Harold Bindloss

British Dictionary definitions for remittance man

remittance man

noun

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