robber baron


robber baron

noun

: a wealthy person who tries to get land, businesses, or more money in a way that is dishonest or wrong

Full Definition of ROBBER BARON

1
:  an American capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (as of natural resources, governmental influence, or low wage scales)
2
:  a business owner or executive who acquires wealth through ethically questionable tactics

First Known Use of ROBBER BARON

1878

Rhymes with ROBBER BARON

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