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remittance man

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noun
  1. a person who is supported abroad chiefly by remittances from home.
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Origin of remittance man

First recorded in 1885–90
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  • 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
  1. a man living abroad on money sent from home, esp in the days of the British Empire
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