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English definition of “man”

man

noun [C]
 
 
/mæn/ HR, WORKPLACE
a man who does a particular type of work: A man's coming to fix the photocopier later. Our man in Washington has this report on the election.an advertising/a marketing/an operations man They brought in a top sales and marketing man to help with the new product launch.
men in suits disapproving men at the top of an organization who are interested in the financial performance of a company rather than in the creative or product side of the business: a stuffy boardroom filled with men in suits office workers who are considered to be doing a boring job: The place was full of men in suits from an insurance company.
(Definition of man noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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