entrepreneur

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French entrepreneur.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɒn.tɹə.pɹəˈnɜː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɑn.trə.prəˈnɝ/, /ˌɑn.trə.prəˈnʊɚ/
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Noun[edit]

entrepreneur (plural entrepreneurs)

  1. A person who organizes and operates a business venture and assumes much of the associated risk.
    • 2021 January 13, Christian Wolmar, “Read all about London's Cathedrals of Steam”, in RAIL, issue 922, page 62:
      Every rail company worth its salt wanted to connect with London. Interestingly, it was largely that way around - provincial entrepreneurs wanting to connect with the capital, rather than London capitalists seeking to spread outwards.
  2. A person who organizes a risky activity of any kind and acts substantially in the manner of a business entrepreneur.
  3. A person who strives for success and takes on risk by starting their own venture, service, etc.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From entreprendre +‎ -eur.

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Noun[edit]

entrepreneur m (plural entrepreneurs, feminine entrepreneuse)

  1. entrepreneur (person who organizes and operates a business venture)

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: entrepreneur
  • Romanian: antreprenor
  • Spanish: emprendedor (calque)

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