Definition of remittance man in English:

remittance man


mainly historical
  • An emigrant supported or assisted by payments of money from home.

    ‘I was shipped off like a remittance man, because I was poorly behaved.’
    • ‘Within a little over three years he was to die - an exile and a remittance man.’
    • ‘A regular allowance from home kept some of these so-called remittance men from worrying about money, and whether of serious or wild disposition, most brought with them the condescension that characterized English class relations.’


remittance man

/rəˈmitns/ /rəˈmɪtns/ /rēˈmitns man/ /riˈmɪtns mæn/