Businessperson

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A businessperson (plural businesspeople) is a business professional; especially one with a senior position (such as a corporate executive).[1]

Gender-specific names for a businessperson are businessman and businesswoman. The word businessman was first attested in 1826;[2] businesswoman in 1844;[3] and businessperson in 1974.[1]

An extraordinarily wealthy or powerful businessperson is called a business magnate or tycoon.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "businessperson". m-w.com. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "businessman". m-w.com. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "businesswoman". m-w.com. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "tycoon". m-w.com. Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 

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