mil·​lion·​aire ˌmi(l)-yə-ˈner How to pronounce millionaire (audio)
: 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 For example, by making the income of millionaires and billionaires subject to Social Security tax–a simple change that could address as much as 90% of the shortfall. Randi Weingarten, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2024 The instant millionaires and billionaires and unicorns pretty much lived elsewhere. Leif Wenar, WIRED, 2 Apr. 2024 This relentless pursuit of excellence propelled me from the brink of giving up to millionaire status by the age of 42. David Price, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Here's how much snow has fallen in 2024 so far Report: 1 in 17 Scottsdale, Arizona residents is a millionaire The Santa Rita Hall still stands. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 28 Mar. 2024 Filmed at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California, Crazy Good sees Brennan cracking jokes about everything from mental health and the absurdity of human tendencies, to crypto and millionaire mindsets. Joelle Goldstein, Peoplemag, 28 Mar. 2024 As a result, skyrocketing prices in traditional enclaves of the rich and superrich, such as Palm Beach, have sent many home-shopping millionaires to nearby locales like West Palm Beach, which has seen a substantial spike in millionaire residents to the tune of 83 percent in the past 10 years. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2024 By comparison, New York’s millionaire population only increased by 48 percent in the same time period. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 22 Mar. 2024 Revenue from the tax on millionaires, now between $2 billion and $3 billion a year, provides about one-third of the state’s total mental health budget. Trân Nguyễn, Fortune, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History


French millionnaire, from million, from Middle French milion

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of millionaire was in 1786

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“Millionaire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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mil·​lion·​aire ˌmil-yə-ˈna(ə)r How to pronounce millionaire (audio)
: one whose wealth is estimated at a million or more (as of dollars)
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