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

[Anglicization of Japanese sarariman, salaried man : English salary + English man.]


n, pl -men
(in Japan) an office worker


(ˈsæl ə riˌmæn)
n., pl. -men.
(in Japan) a white-collar businessman.
[1960–65; < Japanese < E salary + man]
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Tomoko Hidaka, in "Masculinity and the Family System," focuses on the post-war Japanese conception of the sarariman or "salaryman" (2) as a representative of "the hegemonic form of masculinity" (112).
The postwar economic boom led to the stereotypical Japanese salaryman (sarariman) rarely seeing his family during long days of work followed by socializing with colleagues.
Most bourgeois women in Japan, if they have a job at all after child-rearing, work at menial, time-consuming if "part-time" jobs for half the pay of a male while retaining their full-time job keeping house and family for an absent sarariman (salary-man) husband.
The nation's middle-class army of "sarariman" (white-collar) workers, uniformed in their blue suits and white shirts, is committing suicide in record numbers--three times as many as die in car accidents--because the system of lifetime employment in which they started their careers is crumbling.
On overcrowded trains, rows of weary-looking sarariman ("salary men" or male office workers) and OL (an abbreviation of "office ladies") insulate themselves from the crush of other commuters by focusing almost Zen-like attention on small, glowing screens, scanning email or news headlines, or feeding insistent virtual pets.