Croesus

noun
Croe·sus | \ ˈkrē-səs \

Definition of Croesus 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a very rich man

Croesus

biographical name
Croe·sus | \ ˈkrē-səs \

Definition of Croesus (Entry 2 of 2)

died circa 546 b.c. king of Lydia (circa 560–546)

Examples of Croesus in a Sentence

Noun

if you have to ask the price, you're not the Croesus for whom this palatial yacht is intended

First Known Use of Croesus

Noun

1621, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Croesus

Noun

Croesus, king of Lydia, famed for his wealth

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