remittance man

remittance man
noun Date: 1886 one living abroad on remittances from home

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • remittance man — n. a man who lives abroad supported by remittances from home; esp., formerly, one who lived in one of the British colonies or dominions …   English World dictionary

  • remittance man —    obsolete    an unsuccessful, embarrassing, or improvident member of a wealthy family sent to reside in a distant country    He received, rather than sent, the remittance so long as he stayed away:     Remittance man a form of Kenya settler… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • remittance man — /rəˈmɪtns mæn/ (say ruh mitns man) noun History an Englishman in Australia whose presence was no longer acceptable in England and who was supported by remittance from his family …   Australian English dictionary

  • remittance man — A stipendiary. In popular usage, a dissolute member of the family sent afar to live on a remittance without further blemishing the family name. See stipendiary …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • remittance man — noun An unwanted or underachieving man, or occasionally a youngest son, sent by relatives to a distant land and sent regular remittances of upkeep money, in order that he doesnt come back …   Wiktionary

  • remittance man — remit′tance man n. a person living abroad chiefly supported by remittances from home • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • remittance man — a person who is supported abroad chiefly by remittances from home. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • remittance man — noun historical an emigrant supported or assisted by payments of money from home …   English new terms dictionary

  • remittance man — noun an exile living on money sent from home • Hypernyms: ↑exile, ↑expatriate, ↑expat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Remittance — can also refer to the accounting concept of a monetary payment transferred by a customer to a business. See remittance advice A remittance is a transfer of money by a foreign worker to his or her home country. See remittance man below for the… …   Wikipedia

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