-person

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-person (plural -people)

  1. Someone who is an expert in an area.
    sportsperson
  2. Someone who is employed or holds a position in an area.
    spokesperson
  3. Someone who has special characteristics relating to a topic or area.
    superperson
  4. (nonstandard) In certain cases, someone who derives from a particular nationality. (More often, the separate noun "person" is used, e.g. "Norse person".)
    Norseperson
    • 2001, Jim Foster, Still Complaining (→ISBN), page 31:
      I see a Scotsperson who will invent a voice machine that will enable a person far, far away to wake another in the dead of night to ask, “Is this the Couchiching Inn?”

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