mil·​lion·​aire | \ ˌmi(l)-yə-ˈner How to pronounce millionaire (audio) , ˈmi(l)-yə-ˌ\

Definition of millionaire

: a person whose wealth is estimated at a million or more (as of dollars or pounds)

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The young Democrat, who was the only non-millionaire in the gubernatorial race in Florida, is also an alum of historically-Black Florida A&M University. Jenn M. Jackson, Teen Vogue, "The Midterms May Have Broken Your Heart, but There's Still Hope," 8 Nov. 2018 Wagner, a waste-hauling millionaire, pumped more than $10 million of his own cash into his campaign and has spread hundreds of thousands more around the state since last year to boost GOP committees and candidates. Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News, "Barletta, Trump backer, wins GOP nod to take on Sen. Casey," 2 Oct. 2018 With the exception of the millionaire, the characters are thoroughly imbued with the spirit of Minnesota nice. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Enduring Appeal of Fading Pleasures," 27 Sep. 2018 The founders of both companies are mega-millionaires, or in Acton’s case, a billionaire. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Facebook’s reputation as a good place for founders is suddenly under attack," 26 Sep. 2018 The win made Soi Phet a millionaire, pushing him just over that milestone in purses. John Cherwa,, "Racing! L.A., buckle up for a second star named LeBron," 5 July 2018 Murphy, who took office in January, is at loggerheads with fellow Democrats who control the legislature over his plan to raise taxes on millionaires, retail sales, online-room booking, ride-sharing, marijuana, e-cigarettes and Internet transactions. Terrence Dopp,, "New Jersey Lawmakers Pushing Own Budget Plan Amid Murphy Impasse," 15 June 2018 Legislative leaders have all but balked at Murphy’s proposed sales tax hike and a higher income tax rate for millionaires. Andrew Seidman,, "Democrats have one-party rule in Trenton. Why can't they agree on taxes?," 13 June 2018 After making their public debut as a couple at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's royal wedding, fashion designer Misha Nonoo and millionaire entrepreneur Michael Hess are engaged. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Misha Nonoo, One of Meghan Markle's Closest Friends, Is Engaged," 19 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of millionaire

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for millionaire

French millionnaire, from million, from Middle French milion

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English Language Learners Definition of millionaire

: a rich person who has at least a million dollars, pounds, etc.


mil·​lion·​aire | \ ˌmil-yə-ˈner How to pronounce millionaire (audio) \

Kids Definition of millionaire

: a person having a million dollars or more

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