millionaire

noun
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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But in the mega-millionaire world of pro sports, the bottom line is production on the field. Terry Pluto, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Browns & Odell Beckham: What really matters? – Terry Pluto," 7 June 2019 Described by People as a multi-millionaire property tycoon, Mozzi made his first public appearance with Beatrice at London's National Portrait Gallery Gala on March 12, 2019. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Beatrice and Her Boyfriend Couple Up at Lady Gabriella Windsor's Wedding," 18 May 2019 Except for your friends don't hook you up with millionaires, and the creepy guys in your Instagram DMs almost certainly don’t include a Jonas brother. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Sophie Turner Reveals the Super Normal Way She and Joe Jonas First Met," 1 Apr. 2019 The coat is estimated to bring in between $20,000 and $30,000, which doesn’t exactly make this piece of vintage accessible to non-millionaire Basquiat fans. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "If You’ve Got $20,000 to Spare, You Can Own Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Favorite Comme des Garçons Coat," 2 Nov. 2018 The Bush family settled on the city’s west side, which would soon have America’s largest concentration of oil millionaires. Russell Gold, WSJ, "In Houston, His Adopted Home, George H.W. Bush Was Beloved," 2 Dec. 2018 The adage circulating on the island is that Martha’s Vineyard is for millionaires and Nantucket is for billionaires. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "Inside Hotel Pippa, the Buzziest New Place to Stay on Nantucket," 1 Aug. 2018 But a quarter of millionaires in the state are looking at an average tax hike of $130,000. Washington Post, "Nearly 3 in 10 Marylanders will owe the state more in taxes after federal tax overhaul," 25 Jan. 2018 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, courant.com, "Oz Griebel Battling Against Big Money in Governor's Race," 6 July 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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millionaire

noun

English Language Learners Definition of millionaire

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

millionaire

noun
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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