mon·​ey·​mak·​er | \ ˈmə-nē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce moneymaker (audio) \

Definition of moneymaker

1 : one that accumulates wealth
2 : one (such as a plan or product) that produces profit

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moneymaking \ ˈmə-​nē-​ˌmā-​kiŋ How to pronounce moneymaking (audio) \ adjective or noun

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After several years of declining sales of smartphones, its biggest moneymaker for many years, Samsung needs a big hit next year. Timothy W. Martin, WSJ, "Samsung’s Top-Secret Galaxy S Phone Is a 5G Monster With Six Cameras," 20 Nov. 2018 Spotify and Pandora are expanding into a market with many distribution players yet no clear moneymaker, despite the huge potential audience. Anne Steele, WSJ, "Spotify, Pandora Turn to Podcasts for Listeners, Profits," 18 Nov. 2018 Plane deliveries remain on track for the rest of 2018 even though Boeing has wrestled with a supplier bottleneck for single-aisle 737s, the company’s top moneymaker. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "Boeing Boosts Financial Outlook," 24 Oct. 2018 Heart disease is the most common cause of death around the world, according to the World Health Organization, so of course companies want to work on a problem that could have a huge impact and be a real moneymaker. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why an Apple Watch with EKG matters," 12 Sep. 2018 But O'Brien points out that Google News isn't actually a big moneymaker for Google. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "An EU copyright bill could force YouTube-style filtering across the Web," 11 Sep. 2018 Winner-take-all tournaments are moneymakers for media partners, increasingly so. Tom Krasovic,, "MLB is moving toward NFL model that John Moores touted as Padres owner long ago," 18 June 2018 Despite such complaints, stool seating is often a moneymaker. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "Pull Up a Stool: Restaurants Squeeze in More Seats," 4 July 2018 Though major credit-rating companies have diversified since 2008, ratings remain a key moneymaker. Gunjan Banerji, WSJ, "S&P Global Moves to Start Ratings Business in China," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of moneymaker

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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