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capitalist

noun cap·i·tal·ist \ -ist \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of capitalist

1 : a person who has capital especially invested in business
  • industrial capitalists
; broadly : a person of wealth : plutocrat
  • Charitable organizations often seek help from capitalists.
2 : a person who favors capitalism

Examples of capitalist in a Sentence

  1. capitalists who lost everything in the '29 Crash

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Origin and Etymology of capitalist


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capitalist

adjective \ ˌka-pə-tə-ˈlis-tik , ˌkap-tə- , British also kə-ˌpi-tə- \
variants: or capitalistic

Definition of capitalist

1 : owning capital
  • the capitalist class
2 a : practicing or advocating capitalism
  • capitalist nations
b : marked by capitalism
  • capitalist period of history

capitalistically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Recent Examples of capitalist from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of capitalist


CAPITALIST Defined for English Language Learners

capitalist

noun

Definition of capitalist for English Language Learners

  • : a person who has a lot of money, property, etc., and who uses those things to produce more money

  • : a person who believes that capitalism is the best kind of economic system


capitalist

adjective

Definition of capitalist for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to capitalism : using capitalism as an economic system


CAPITALIST Defined for Kids

capitalist

noun cap·i·tal·ist \ ˈka-pə-tə-list \

Definition of capitalist for Students

1 : a person who has usually a lot of money which is used to make more money
2 : a person who supports capitalism


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