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)

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Anybody who thinks that money is going to win this only has to look back to Foley and McMahon,’’ Griebel said, referring to two Greenwich Republican multi-millionaires who both lost two statewide races. Christopher Keating,, "Oz Griebel Battling Against Big Money in Governor's Race," 6 July 2018 But the governor said their income tax proposal would protect the vast majority of millionaires in the state. Andrew Seidman,, "N.J. nears government shutdown as Dems feud over tax hikes," 29 June 2018 The Brits are known for possessing a stiff upper lip, but the ginger multi-millionaire boarders unfeeling during this capable, but watered-down rendition. Jessi Roti,, "15 of the weirdest Bob Dylan cover songs to celebrate his birthday," 24 May 2018 Edoardo is a multi-millionaire CEO of property firm Banda, and has been a friend of the family for a while. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Princess Beatrice (Reportedly!) Has a New Boyfriend, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi," 20 Nov. 2018 In the closing weeks of the Tennessee campaign, Mrs. Black faced withering attacks from Randy Boyd, a millionaire businessman who had served as the state’s economic development commissioner. Kristina Peterson, WSJ, "House Republicans Strike Out to Outsiders in Statewide Races," 5 Aug. 2018 Fernando last contributed $4,100 to Emanuel’s campaign in 2017, before the state contribution limits in the February 2019 mayor’s race were lifted after millionaire businessman Willie Wilson decided to self-fund his campaign. Bill Ruthhart,, "Who is in Asia with Emanuel? Campaign donors, lobbyists, developers, business heavyweights," 13 July 2018 That scene embodied a revolution Ditko helped push at Marvel: Spider-Man was a hero a world apart from the costumed millionaires Superman and Batman at rival DC Comics. David Sims, The Atlantic, "Steve Ditko’s Ordinary People," 10 July 2018 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

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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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