noun ty·coon \tī-ˈkün\

: a very wealthy and powerful business person

Full Definition of TYCOON

:  shogun
a :  a top leader (as in politics)
b :  a businessman of exceptional wealth and power :  magnate

Examples of TYCOON

  1. <an oil tycoon who's widely considered the most powerful man in the county>

Origin of TYCOON

Japanese taikun
First Known Use: 1857

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite
TYCOON Defined for Kids


noun ty·coon \tī-ˈkün\

Definition of TYCOON for Kids

:  a very powerful and wealthy business person


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