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 moneymaker (audio) \ adjective or noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Maybe even turned the thing into a moneymaker by leasing space to some other entity. oregonlive, "Canzano: Pac-12 football woes begin and end with a dollar sign," 14 Jan. 2021 Montgomery country-singer’s track shakes your moneymaker. Matt Wake |, al, "50 songs from 2020 to know by Alabama musicians," 31 Dec. 2020 Broadcast rights in general have never been a major moneymaker for esports. Washington Post, "The biggest questions facing the gaming world in 2021," 30 Dec. 2020 Under Armour is betting on its connected shoes, or shoes that track workouts and provide coaching along the way, as a big moneymaker. Fortune, "How the pandemic has changed the fitness industry," 2 Dec. 2020 In recent years the boys’ hockey state tournament, widely revered as a state institution, has typically generated $1 million after expenses, making it by far the league’s biggest moneymaker. David La Vaque, Star Tribune, "Target dates for return of Minnesota prep sports address uncertainty of managing COVID-19," 4 Dec. 2020 The milestone is also a major moneymaker for the companies that developed the vaccines. Matt Egan, CNN, "Pfizer and Moderna could score $32 billion in Covid-19 vaccine sales -- in 2021 alone," 11 Dec. 2020 Pitino believes that, with vaccines being readied and flu season just arriving, the best way to rescue college basketball’s moneymaker — the N.C.A.A. tournament — may be to move the season back. Billy Witz, New York Times, "College Basketball Is Starting. Some Coaches Are Openly Asking Why.," 25 Nov. 2020 Along with get-togethers leading up to Christmas and celebrations on New Year's Eve, the last quarter of the year is the big moneymaker for the hospitality industry. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "With Wisconsin's COVID-19 cases high, some bars and restaurants put themselves on lockdown," 28 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of moneymaker

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Moneymaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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