Etymology
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truant (adj.)
"idle, loitering, given to shirking duty or business," 1540s, from truant (n.).
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state-house (n.)
1630s, American English, "a building used for public business," from state (n.2) + house (n.).
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Beretta (n.)
Italian firearms manufacturer, business attested from 1520s, founded by gunsmith Bartolomeo Beretta (1498-1565) of Lombardy.
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Paypal (n.)
e-commerce money transfer business, formed 2000 by merger of earlier firms.
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suttle (v.)
"carry on the business of a suttler," 1640s, perhaps a back-formation from suttler, variant of sutler. Related: Suttled; suttling.
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fishery (n.)
"business of fishing," 1670s; "place where fish are caught," 1690s; see fish (v.) + -ery. Related: Fisheries.
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forenoon (n.)
"the morning," especially the latter part of it, when business is done, c. 1500, from fore- + noon.
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off-season (n.)

1848, "a period when business is down," from off- (adj.) (see off (prep.)) + season (n.).

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express (n.)
1610s, "special messenger," from express (adj.). Sense of "business or system for sending money or parcels" is by 1794.
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shakeout (n.)
also shake-out, "business upheaval," 1895, from verbal phrase; see shake (v.) + out (adv.).
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