Salaryman definition

sălə-rē-măn, sălrē-
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A Japanese corporate businessman.
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In Japan, a man who is a white-collar office worker, esp. an executive in a business organization.
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An employee, a worker; now especially a Japanese white-collar worker who works long hours and has an insignificant position within the corporate hierarchy. [from 18th c.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
salaryman
Plural:
salarymen

Origin of salaryman

  • Anglicization of Japanese sarariman salaried man English salary English man

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From salary +"Ž man, later after Japanese サラリーマン (sararÄ«man) (itself from English).

    From Wiktionary