Simple Definition of oligarch
: a person who belongs to a small group of people who govern or control a country, business, etc.
Full Definition of oligarch
: a member or supporter of an oligarchy
Origin and Etymology of oligarch
Greek oligarchēs, from olig- + -archēs -arch
First Known Use: circa 1610
Rhymes with oligarch
accent mark, acritarch, antiquark, cutty sark, deutsche mark, disembark, double-park, great white shark, hierarch, Joan of Arc, make one's mark, matriarch, meadowlark, metalmark, minipark, paperbark, patriarch, Plimsoll mark, question mark, service mark, stringybark, telemark, thresher shark, tiger shark, trierarch, watermark, water park
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