サラリーマン

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Etymology[edit]

Although often described as wasei eigo (和製英語), this appears to derive from English phrase salaried man,[1][2][3] which appears in print at least as early as 1828.

The resulting Japanese term was then re-imported into English.

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Noun[edit]

サラリーマン ‎(romaji sararīman)

  1. a white-collar worker; a salaryman

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9
  3. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, ISBN 4-09-501211-0