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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Paypal (n.)

e-commerce money transfer business, formed 2000 by merger of earlier firms.

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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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forenoon (n.)

"the morning," especially the latter part of it, when business is done, c. 1500, from fore- + noon.

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Beretta (n.)

Italian firearms manufacturer; the business is attested from 1520s, founded by gunsmith Bartolomeo Beretta (1498-1565) of Lombardy.

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suttle (v.)

"carry on the business of a sutler, peddle," 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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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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balance-sheet (n.)

"statement showing the state of credits and debits in a particular business," 1812, from balance (n.) in the accounting sense + sheet (n.1).

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