businessman etymology

English word businessman comes from English -man, English business

Detailed word origin of businessman

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-man English (eng) In certain cases, someone (implied male) who derives from a particular nationality.. Someone (implied male) who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.. Someone (implied male) who is an expert in an area.. Someone (implied male) who is employed or holds a position in an area.
business English (eng) Of, to, pertaining to or utilized for purposes of conducting trade, commerce, governance, advocacy or other professional purposes.. Professional, businesslike, having concern for good business practice.. Supporting business, conducive to the conduct of business. (acting) Action carried out with a prop or piece of clothing, usually away from the focus of the scene.. (countable) A particular [...]
businessman English (eng) A man in business, one who works at a commercial institution.

Words with the same origin as businessman

Descendants of -man
bowman cameraman cartman chairman congressman councilman doorman fireman fisherman freeman gunman handyman hangman hitman madman milkman policeman postman salesman sandman seaman snowman watchman wingman
Descendants of business