1. businessman

noun. ['ˈbɪznəˌsmæn, ˈbɪznɪˌsmæn'] a person engaged in commercial or industrial business (especially an owner or executive).


  • businessperson
  • amalgamator
  • oilman
  • top executive
  • magnate
  • suit
  • operator
  • transactor
  • man of affairs
  • arbitrager
  • power
  • big businessman
  • industrialist
  • owner
  • bourgeois
  • proprietor
  • small businessman
  • king
  • baron
  • mogul
  • tycoon
  • business leader
  • arb
  • arbitrageur


  • uglify
  • nondriver
  • powerful
  • powerlessness


  • -man (English)
  • business (English)
  • busines (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Businessman

  • anchorman
  • assemblyman
  • batman
  • bogeyman
  • bogeyman
  • businessman
  • caveman
  • clergyman
  • cooperman
  • counterman
  • doorman
  • fisherman
  • fishman
  • flagman
  • forman
  • frogman
  • furman
  • gamesman
  • glassman
  • guardsman

How do you pronounce businessman?

Pronounce businessman as ˈbɪznɪsˌmæn.

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Sentences with businessman

1. Noun, singular or mass
Make sure you use the masculine word form when speaking with a businessman.

2. Adjective
The park's bounty is largely due to the philanthropy of one man, businessman William Pryor Letchworth.

Quotes about businessman

1. As an artist, you want to make good stories and create good art; as a businessman, you want to make money and make sure the investors are happy. The two will always clash, unfortunately.
- Neil Jackson

2. The life of a writer is absolute hell compared to the life of a businessman. The writer has to force himself to work He has to make his own hours and if he doesn't go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him...A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.
- Roald Dahl

3. Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward, an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative, by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction. The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear.
- Ayn Rand