fortune hunter

noun

Definition of fortune hunter

: a person who seeks wealth especially by marriage

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He was freed from the misery of that boarding school only when Sarah, having been bilked by a fortune hunter, went broke and had to withdraw him. Jonathan Dee, The New Yorker, "Why Lafcadio Hearn’s Ghost Stories Still Haunt Us," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of fortune hunter

1689, in the meaning defined above

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fortune hunter

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fortune hunter

: a person who is trying to become very wealthy especially by marrying a wealthy person

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