mil·​lion·​aire | \ˌmi(l)-yə-ˈner, 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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Minnesota’s Third Congressional District: a millionaire Democrat is challenging Rep. Erik Paulsen Who is the Democrat? Ella Nilsen, Vox, "Every August 14 primary election you should know about, briefly explained," 13 Aug. 2018 North Texas is now home to another new millionaire. Anna M. Tinsley, star-telegram, "North Texas resident claims $1 million prize from lottery scratch-off ticket | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 22 Mar. 2018 Republican lawmakers also have expressed concerns about Mr. Murphy’s proposal to tax millionaires and legalize marijuana. Kate King, WSJ, "New Jersey Governor Gets Push Back From Fellow Democrats on Proposed Taxes," 11 Mar. 2018 Some of the early Hillary donors, like designer Lisa Perry and art collector Ann Tenenbaum, were married to Wall Street millionaires. Nina Burleigh, Newsweek, "Meet Hillary Clinton's Inner Circle, the Queenmakers Who Won't Rest Until She's President," 16 Aug. 2016 When Julie’s old lover, Gil, now a millionaire, returns from Brazil to scoop her up, and Gwen’s stockbroker fiancé, Perry, lays out his dream of a proper suburban life, both women dither over what to do. Jesse Green, New York Times, "Review: ‘The Royal Family of Broadway,’ This Time in Song," 5 July 2018 Last year, his companies bought seven properties from James Herrick, the River Hills millionaire and Robert W. Baird Inc. executive, who rented out dilapidated central city properties loaded with building code violations. Kevin Crowe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'He'll evict you in a minute.' Landlord quietly becomes a force in Milwaukee rental business...and eviction court," 13 July 2018 In a country that virtually invented soccer hooliganism, and gave rise to the millionaire Premier League rock star, Southgate during his own career was the quietly competent second-stringer, no drama, all work ethic. Karla Adam, Washington Post, "Win or lose in the World Cup, England has a national hero in Coach Gareth Southgate," 11 July 2018 What matters is adulation received from an emotional display before a packed sea of millionaire lemmings. Fox News, "Excitement builds in Singapore over historic meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un," 12 June 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 \

Kids Definition of millionaire

: a person having a million dollars or more

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