A person who is employed by an organization or company. Businessmen are often associated with white collar jobs. In order to avoid sexism or the perpetuation of stereotypes, the term is often replaced with “businessperson”. The term "businesswoman" is less commonly used.

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  • The businessman went to work eight hours a day, five days a week every week without fail because he absolutely loved his job.

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  • You should always try to market yourself as a competent businessman because you never know where your next offer may come from.

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  • He was a very well dressed businessman and went around to a lot of different places in order to sell vacuum cleaners.

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