mon·​ey·​mak·​er ˈmə-nē-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce moneymaker (audio)
: one that accumulates wealth
: one (such as a plan or product) that produces profit
moneymaking adjective or noun

Examples of moneymaker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a company desperately trying to turn its money-losing streaming business into a moneymaker, the pivot marked a critical strategic shift in its path to profitability. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 23 Aug. 2023 Las Vegas Sands owns five properties in Macau including its big moneymaker, the Venetian Macao. Lionel Lim, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2023 Sports has long been TV’s most popular moneymaker—ESPN brings in about $2 billion in advertising revenue annually—but for a long time, streamers were able to up their subscriber numbers by cranking out one bingeable show after another. WIRED, 22 Sep. 2023 Since 2003, the drink, sometimes known as a PSL, has become an autumnal harbinger for Starbucks customers and a major moneymaker for the company. Teresa Nowakowski, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 And, while not Italian, Ken Eto was one of its biggest moneymakers. Peter Rubin, Longreads, 12 May 2023 At least one industry analyst describes Arlington as GM’s most profitable plant and one of the biggest moneymakers in the world. Irving Mejia-Hilario, Dallas News, 8 Sep. 2023 The iPhone and the Apple Watch are the company’s moneymakers. Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY, 30 Aug. 2023 Both movies were huge moneymakers, bringing in $415 million and almost $300 million respectively as the biggest profit generators for Warner Bros. in both of those years. Jada Yuan, Washington Post, 24 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of moneymaker was in 1834

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“Moneymaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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