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 (săl′ə-rē-măn′, săl′rē-)
A Japanese corporate businessman.

[Anglicization of Japanese sarariman, salaried man : English salary + English man.]
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n, pl -men
(in Japan) an office worker
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(ˈsæl ə riˌmæn)
n., pl. -men.
(in Japan) a white-collar businessman.
[1960–65; < Japanese < E salary + man]
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Most of the students' fathers at these schools were businessmen, and many young people still, though in diminishing number, named becoming a salariman as their main career goal.
Many students, having grown up with an absentee salariman as father, are aware of the drawbacks of corporate life.
to mother-child duos as salariman fathers were tied to company life.