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

Definition of millionaire

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

Examples of millionaire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Biden has repeatedly mentioned that his policies and tax proposals are designed to help middle-class families and not the millionaire and billionaire classes. Evie Fordham, Fox News, 24 June 2021 Emily has become a tech millionaire and Lydia a beer-swilling loser still wearing hair-band T-shirts and drinking expired milk. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 9 Apr. 2021 Only instead of facing pro basketball’s striving class, Moody was playing millionaire NBA players. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Feb. 2022 To most baseball fans, many of the points of contention between billionaire MLB owners and millionaire players play out on a privileged battleground, spoken in a dialect of financial gobbledygook. Globe Staff,, 9 Dec. 2021 Baseball's economic system is brimming with inequities designed to enrich billionaire owners instead of millionaire players. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, 20 July 2021 That's 125 new millionaires, from Uber drivers to middle-class folks and customers, rather than just one existing millionaire making $125 million more. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is now a millionaire, the Associated Press reported. Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2022 By then, the Zip2 era was far behind him, the company sold off in 1999 in a deal that made Musk a millionaire. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, 5 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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“Millionaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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

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: a person having a million dollars or more


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