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-person

suffix uk   /-pɜː.sən/ us    /-pɝː-/
used to combine with nouns to form new nouns referring to the particular job or duty that someone has. It is often used instead of -man or -woman to avoid making an unnecessary statement about the sex of the particular person: spokesperson chairperson business people
(Definition of -person suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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