Definition of Remittance man

1. Noun. An exile living on money sent from home.

Generic synonyms: Exile, Expat, Expatriate



Definition of Remittance man

1. 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 doesn't come back. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Remittance Man

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remittance man (current term)
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Literary usage of Remittance man

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1. The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses by Robert William Service (1907)
"THE RHYME OF THE remittance man There's a four-pronged buck a-swinging in the shadow of my cabin, And it roamed the velvet valley till to-day; But I tracked ..."

2. Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World by Mark Twain (1897)
"He was a "remittance man," the first one I had ever seen or heard of. ... It was the remittance-man's custom to pay his month's board and lodging ..."

3. Further Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by William Charles Scully (1913)
"... heathenism—A remittance man—Tragedy of a pair of boots—A victim of misplaced confidence. WITH the exception of the main road through the district, ..."

4. Pictures of Travel, Sport, and Adventure by George Lacy (1899)
"QUEER EXPERIENCES OF A remittance man PERHAPS of all forms of adventure which beset those who find their pleasure in wandering abroad, the deprivation of ..."

5. Canada in the Twentieth Century by Arthur Granville Bradley (1905)
"... as a remittance man ? The said remittance, for that matter, may be the young man's actual right— perhaps part of a settlement, for all his critics know. ..."

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