chaebol

noun chae·bol \ ˈchā-ˌbōl , ˈje-ˌbəl \

Definition of chaebol

plural chaebol also chaebols
:a family-controlled industrial conglomerate in South Korea

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Origin and Etymology of chaebol

Korean chaebŏl, from chae wealth, property + pŏl faction, clan


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