Definition of salaryman in English:



  • (especially in Japan) a white-collar worker.

    ‘dark-suited masses of salarymen crossed the intersection like instinct-blinded salmon’
    • ‘Let's say you're a Japanese salaryman and have spent a long, grueling day at the office.’
    • ‘The streets were filled with the hustle and bustle of late afternoon as the office workers and salarymen flooded from their buildings onto the streets.’
    • ‘Kimono-clad women stand outside sushi bars and karaoke joints, beckoning salarymen to come inside.’
    • ‘Critics claim putting the clocks forward would force Japan's notoriously workaholic salarymen to spend more time in the office.’
    • ‘The salarymen constitute the bedrock of the Japanese managerial system.’